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Leicester helicopter crash: What we know so far with owner’s fate unclearLeicester helicopter crash: What we know so far with owner’s fate unclear

first_img 3 – It is not yet clear whether anyone on the ground was affected.– Leicestershire Police has said the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) will now be leading the investigation into the circumstances of the helicopter crash.– Leicester City released a short statement late on Saturday, which read: “We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.” Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) October 27, 2018– It has still not been confirmed who was on board the helicopter, or their condition following the crash. But, according to Reuters and the BBC, Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who were on board.– Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s daughter, Vorama, was initially reported to be among the crash victims but the Daily Mirror are claiming she was NOT on board.– Leicester manager Claude Puel has confirmed both he and his wife are safe following speculation they were on board and expressed his ‘terrible sadness’ on French radio. The helicopter crashed into a staff car park, bursting into flames A helicopter used by Leicester City Football Club’s chairman and owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed in flames next to the club’s stadium on Saturday evening.Here’s what we know about the horrific incident so far.. 3 The helicopter was captured on camera and video just moments before it set off 3 – The helicopter came down in a car park behind the King Power Stadium following the Premier League game between Leicester and West Ham on Saturday, just after 8.30pm. Television footage had earlier shown the helicopter about to take off from the pitch.– Witnesses revealed the helicopter took off from the pitch but lost control within a few seconds and crashed into the club’s staff car park.– Police and emergency services rushed to the scene, with video footage showing flames coming from the crashed helicopter. The stadium and surrounding area was quickly evacuated.– East Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called at 8.38pm, and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. The first resource arrived within two minutes of the call. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has owned Leicester for eight years – Footballers and high-profile sporting figures have expressed their shock and sent messages of support.– The match between Leicester City Women and Manchester United Women that was set to take place on Sunday was postponed.– Thousands gathered outside Leicester City’s ground on Sunday to leave tributes to the victims, while Premier League clubs that played on Sunday also paid their respects.last_img read more