Leicester City owner, four others were on crashed helicopter: source

A woman pauses as she adds flowers to a growing pile of tributes outside Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium in Leicester, eastern England, on October 28 after a helicopter belonging to the club’s Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside the stadium the night before.

LEICESTER, England- Leicester City soccer club chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who were on board a helicopter which crashed next to the club’s stadium on Saturday, Reuters quoted a source close to the club as saying.

Also on board the helicopter were a daughter of Vichai, two pilots and a fifth person whose identity was not immediately known, the source said on Sunday.

There were no confirmed details on whether anyone on board the helicopter survived, the source said.

There has been no official statement either from Leicester City Club or King Power which Vichai also owned.

Fans and supporters of the football club and others have laid flowers outside the stadium which saw the aircraft plummet into the car park before bursting into flames at around 8.30pm after the Premier League match with West Ham.   Others have taken to social media to express their sorrow and shock.

Thai media reports said members of the Srivaddhanaprabha family together with Pol Gen Somyos Pumpanmuang, president of the Football Association of Thailand, left Bangkok this evening for Britain but so far have made no comments on the incident.


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