Hearing that the Leicester City owners’ helicopter has crashed in the club’s car park.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018
The helicopter, which Srivaddhanaprabha’s company King Power confirmed that he was on board, came down in the car park of the stadium shortly after taking off.
Leicester released a short statement on Saturday night, which read: “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.”
Spoken to King Power, who will release a statement tomorrow. #LCFC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on-board the eight-seater helicopter to London. Failure, upon take off, resulted in a fire prior to a crash in the car park. No news on casualties. Prayers with #LCFC family
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) October 27, 2018
A statement from Leicester police read: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.”
Videos posted from the scene show fire and a large cloud of smoke.