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Helicopter crashes outside Leicester City's King Power Stadium after match

Helicopter crashes outside Leicester City's King Power Stadium after match

Srivaddhanaprabha gets picked up by his helicopter on the pitch at the King Power after every Leicester home game.

An eyewitness told Sky Sports News the helicopter took off from the pitch at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crashed 200 yards away within moments of taking off. "Emergency services are aware and dealing", read a police statement.

Shortly after Leicester City's draw with West Ham, a helicopter that reportedly belongs to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in the club's auto park.

Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at their King Power stadium.

The incident occurred in the King Power Stadium's vehicle park, where police cars and emergency services rushed towards an area where flames were clearly visible before the area was evacuated.

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Leicester chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was at the helm when the club shocked the football world by winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.

Leicester's game against West Ham was televised on BT Sport and cameras filmed the chopper leaving the ground just moments before the crash. Doesn't seem like they have had much of a chance.

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust tweeted: "We are also in attendance and will update when possible".

Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thai billionaire businessman who has owned Leicester City since 2010.


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