EPL club owner’s helicopter crashes

THE helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside the King Power Stadium after the Premier League game against West Ham.

The incident occurred in the club’s car park, where police cars and emergency services rushed towards an area where flames were clearly visible before the area was evacuated.

“We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing,” Leicestershire Police tweeted.

Images from eye witnesses at the sceneSource:HeraldSun

Srivaddhanaprabha routinely leaves the stadium in his helicopter, which lands in the centre circle on the pitch, after every Leicester home game. It was not yet known who was in the helicopter.

“Hearing that the Leicester City owners’ helicopter has crashed in the club’s car park,” broadcaster and former Leicester player Gary Lineker tweeted.

The helicopter routinely lands in the middle of the pitch.Source:Twitter

Leicestershire Police confirmed emergency services were dealing with an incident near the King Power Stadium but have not provided any further details.

“I hope they’re OK. Doesn’t seem like they have had much of a chance. Just burst into flames,” one witness told Sky News.

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust tweeted: “We are also in attendance and will update when possible.” Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns the King Power company, bought Leicester in 2010 and became chairman the following February.

Under the Thai businessman’s ownership, Leicester won the Premier League title in 2016.

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