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Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Confirmed Dead Along With His Staff

News by Joey Jordan Published on 29 Oct,2018 Updated on 29 Oct,2018

Leicester City Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Died In A Saturday Night's Helicopter Crash

  • Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has been confirmed dead in a helicopter crash on Saturday, 27th October.
  • The 60-year-old Thailand native's Augusta Westland AW-169 helicopter crashed at the King Power Stadium car park.
  • Police confirmed pilot, a passenger, and two staff members of Srivaddhanaprabha also died in the crash.

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has been confirmed one of the five people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday night near Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

The club released a statement on Sunday confirming the 60-year-old billionaire's death. The statement said:

It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.

The statement further described,

A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led.

The club further said that a book of condolences will be opened at the King Power Stadium from 8 am on Tuesday, October 30.

The club also announced the news on their official Twitter account, here is the post:

The helicopter pilot, Eric Swaffer two members of his staff, and a passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died after the helicopter plummeted to the car park of the stadium just an hour after Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Leicestershire Police said other two victims of the accident were Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha's staff members. 

CAPTION: Passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz died in a helicopter crash on Saturday night SOURCE: Telegraph

The helicopter pilot, Eric Swaffer two members of his staff, and a passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died after the helicopter plummeted to the car park of the stadium just an hour after Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Leicestershire Police said other two victims of the accident were Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha's staff members. 

CAPTION: The helicopter pilot, Eric Sawffer with Dalai Lama SOURCE: Telegraph

The helicopter blasted making a large noise after it plunged into the car park which even pulled the attention of the sports analysts who were doing the post-match show. It took around 20 minutes to extinguish the flames before the emergency services were able to survey the wreckage.

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