Leicester City Football Club Owner’s Helicopter Crashes at the King Power Stadium
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium after the Foxes’ Premier League game against West Ham (1-1).
The accident happened in the parking lot, but it’s not confirmed if the owner was on board at the time.
The BBC, though, have been reporting that he was one of the passengers.
Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in his helicopter when it crashed, a source tells the BBC https://t.co/vSYdC8Hkxu
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The police, meanwhile, have released a statement.
“We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware,” a statement from Leicester Police read.
A Sky Sports journalist, Rob Dorsett, has reported that some witnesses have told him that the helicopter left the premises at 8.30pm. “It seems that there was a failure in the rear propeller and the pilot lost control, crashing into the parking lot at the back of the stadium, not far from the field of play,” he said.
The club have released a statement on the matter, promising to reveal further information once more information has been gathered.
“We are assisting Leicestershire police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium,” it started.
“The club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.”