Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha helicopter

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha helicopter

The crash took place hours after Leicester drew 1-1 with West Ham in a Premier League match at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City said the club was assisting police and emergency services and would issue a more detailed statement in due course.

His retail company King Power has become a staple of the country's airports and the brand also own the naming rights to Leicester City's stadium.

Leicester police said in a statement: "Emergency services are now dealing with an incident at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, after an aircraft came down in a auto park behind the ground earlier this evening".

The moment the Leicester City owner's helicopter crashed outside the club's stadium can reportedly be heard as pundits talk about football in the BT studio.

A helicopter that crashed on Saturday near the stadium of United Kingdom football club Leicester City belonged to Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a report said. The helicopter, which is thought to be able to carry up to 20 people, spiralled out of control before crashing, Sky reported. It's over on the other side of the vehicle park, I don't think there were people there.

"I heard the helicopter take off in the stadium, which is a regular occurrence at every Leicester City home game", he told BBC Radio 5Live.

Worrying pictures have come from the stadium vehicle park where a huge fire has ensued following the crash.

"I'm a local guy, followed football club for 10 years, I remembering them taking over". "It turned silent, blades started spinning and then there was a big bang".

Leicester players Harry Maguire and Wilfred Ndidi tweeted the emoji of praying hands.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who bought the club in 2010, is normally flown back to London after games.

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