A HELICOPTER belonging to the Thai owner of Leicester City Football Club has crashed in a ball of flames outside the club’s King Power stadium.
Witnesses told Sky Sports News that there was a loud mechanical sound before they saw the aircraft spiralling and crashing in a huge fireball in the club’s staff car park some 200 yards from the stadium.
— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 27, 2018
The helicopter had only taken off from the football pitch seconds before at about 8.30pm.
It is not clear if the club’s billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on-board the helicopter at the time, but he had been at the game which had finished 45 minutes earlier.
Some fans were still leaving the ground after Leicester City drew 1-1 with West Ham.
We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.
— LeicestershirePolice (@leicspolice) October 27, 2018
My God.. this Leicester City helicopter crash scene is horrific. pic.twitter.com/Gb7EJwlDB8
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 27, 2018
Leicester City chairmans helicopter taking off before the crash 😔🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/0NplOcZ0gX
— Simply Utd (@SimplyUtd) October 27, 2018