Helicopter Of Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Crashes Outside King Power Stadium

The helicopter belonging to the owner of Leicester City football club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has crashed just outside the club’s football stadium.

It is not known who was on board when it crashed and there are no reports of casualties at this time.

The helicopter took off from the pitch inside the stadium as it does after every home game and was in the air “for just a few seconds”, according to witnesses. 

Video posted to social media shows emergency services racing to the scene of flames in the carpark just outside the stadium.

Leicestershire Police have tweeted: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.”

Leicester City played West Ham United earlier in the day where a late equaliser secured a 1-1 draw. 

Vichai bought the club in 2010, and the unfancied side won the Premier League title in 2016.


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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

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