Leicester City Owner’s Helicopter Crashes on Takeoff From King Power Stadium

Leicester City Owner’s Helicopter Crashes on Takeoff From King Power Stadium

The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside the club’s stadium after Saturday evening’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. 

The Thai businessman is picked up on the pitch by the helicopter after every home game, with the ​BBC indicating that the helicopter was leaving the ground when the incident occurred. 

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.”

​Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett said“At about 8:30 this evening, eye witnesses told me 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. 

“It sounds like there was a fault with the rear tail propeller, which meant 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.”

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. 

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