Helicopter of billionaire owner of Leicester City Football Club crashes in fireball outside stadium

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FIREBALL: The Leicester City Football Club's owner crashed in a ball of flames. Photo credit: Twitter

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.

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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.

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