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27th Oct 2018

Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes outside of King Power stadium

Wayne Farry

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The accident took place after Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United

A helicopter believed to be owned by the owner of Leicester City has crashed at the car park of the club’s King Power stadium.

There are as yet no details regarding who was travelling in the helicopter, or whether there have been any casualties as a result of the crash.

The club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, travels from the stadium via helicopter after each he attends.

Footage taken outside the stadium shows what appears to be fire and plumes of smoke emitted from the crash site.

The incident occurred after the Premier League match between Leicester and West Ham, which finished 1-1, and eyewitnesses have said that police, emergency services and security were seen rushing to the scene.

Leicester police said in a statement: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.”

Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thai billionaire businessman who has owned Leicester City since 2010. Under his ownership the club shocked the footballing world by winning the 2015/16 league title.

A number of clearly shocked Leicester City players have posted on social media with prayers for those involved, and a report in The Observer states that goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen in tears shortly after the crash.