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BREAKING: Leicester City Owner's Helicopter Crashes In Stadium Car Park

Following Leicester's 1-1 draw at home to West Ham, there was a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium.

BREAKING: Leicester City Owner's Helicopter Crashes In Stadium Car Park

As is the norm, Leicester's owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha private chopper left from the centre circle of the pitch, though it is yet to be confirmed whether he was on board.

 

Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester in 2010 and became chairman the following February.

Worrying pictures have come from the stadium car park where a huge fire has ensued following the crash.

The Foxes had just drawn 1-1 with West Ham in the Premier League.

 

Leicestershire Police said: "We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing."

Leicester Live reports staff and players at he club - including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel - were trying to find out what was happening. Schmeichel 'looked devastated'.

England and Leicester City players Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy also tweeted to send his prayers to the scene of the accident.

 

Former Foxes player and BBC pundit Robbie Savage tweeted to say it was an 'absolutely terrible terrible day.' 'My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at my old club Leicester city,' he added.

Some fans who had been to the game tweeted pictures of the aftermath. One reporter from the local media captured a video of the scene at around 9.30pm. The crash took place around 8.45pm.

A witness told Sky Sports: "(My nephew) saw this helicopter out of control then drop within a second and burst into flames. He was so upset - we're all thinking about the owners here and what they've done for the football club. It's awful, you can't believe it."

BT Sport, which was televising the game, was evacuated from the building and had to cut its broadcast short.

Leicester CIty said in a statement: '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."

 

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