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Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ‘On Board Crashed Helicopter’

Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ‘On Board Crashed Helicopter’

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the private helicopter that crashed in the car park outside of the King Power Stadium.

That's according to an unnamed source close to the family, who confirmed to the BBC that the 61-year-old Thai businessman was one of the members in the helicopter.

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The Daily Mirror has reported that fans have laid flowers at the scene.

The condition of Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, as well as anyone else involved in the incident, is unknown.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The incident took place after Leicester's 1-1 draw to West Ham United.

One witness has said that the Foxes 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel had rushed out to the scene and was deeply distressed by what had happened.

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Another witness told Sky Sports: "[My nephew] saw this helicopter out of control, then drop within a second and burst into flames. He was so upset -- we're all thinking about the owners here and what they've done for the football club. It's awful, you can't believe it."

Sky sources have confirmed that Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.

A spokesman for Leicester City issued a statement in the early hours of the morning: "We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the Emergency Services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The Club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established."





SPORTbible would like to send out its deepest condolences to Leicester City FC and all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City, Football

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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