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BREAKING NEWS: Leicester City Owner’s Helicopter Crashes Shortly After Taking Off

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A helicopter which belongs to Leicester City owner’s Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed in a car park outside the King Power Stadium.

There is no word yet regarding who was on board the helicopter, but sources say that whoever was on board will hardly survive based on the pictures of the crash.

Leicester police said: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium.

“Emergency services are aware and dealing.”

Eyewitnesses report that at about 8:30 this evening, they saw the Leicester City owners’ helicopter take off from the pitch inside the King Power Stadium – as it does after every game – and after a few seconds, it appeared to lose control.

The helicopter shortly after taking off this evening

“It was sent spinning out of control and crashed in the car park at the rear of the King Power Stadium, just a few hundred metres away from where the pitch is.”

Another eyewitness said it appeared “the tail propeller wasn’t working, putting it into a spin”.

Emergency services are currently at the site trying to control the situation.

The crash occurred after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Srivaddhanaprabha leaves the stadium by his helicopter, which lands in the centre circle on the pitch, after every Leicester home game.

The Thai businessman, who owns the King Power company, bought the club in 2010 and became chairman the following February.

Under his ownership, Leicester won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season.

The club in a statement said: “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.”

Reports have confirmed that Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddanaprabha and Leicester Director of Football John Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.

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