Leicester City Football Club issued a statement Sunday following the helicopter crash of the clubs owner Saturday. (see previous post)
Saturday a Leicester City spokesman said: “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.”
Several news outlets have reported that Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among the 5 passengers, which included two crew members.
One witness told BBC Radio Leicester:
“The engine stopped and I turned round and it made a bit of a whirring noise, like a grinding noise.
“The helicopter just went silent, I turned round and it was just spinning, out of control. And then there was a big bang and then [a] big fireball.”
Srivaddhanaprabha, flies back to London on his helicopter after every game he attends, a known ritual to anyone who attends Leicester City’s home games. Since his Premier League arrival, the 60-year-old, fan favorite and pumped billionaire has worked hard to improve the team and its stadium over the years.