Helicopter Of Leicester Club Owner Crashes Moments After Take-Off
It is not yet known who was in the helicopter at the time of the crash but emergency services are at the scene.
The Leicester City owner's helicopter has crashed has crashed outside the King Power Stadium after the Premier League game against West Ham.
According to reports, 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 assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium.
A Leicester City spokesman said, the Club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established."
Srivaddhanaprabha routinely leaves the stadium in his helicopter, which lands in the centre circle on the pitch, after every Leicester home game, Ten Daily reported.
"We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing," Leicestershire Police tweeted.
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It is not known if Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time.
"We are also in attendance and will update when possible," East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust tweeted.
Witnesses told Sky Sports News the helicopter took off from the pitch but lost control within a few seconds and crashed.
"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.
Leicester players Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire both tweeted praying hands emojis.
West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta, who played in the game, tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the helicopter accident at Leicester City."
An image from the stadium believed to show the helicopter just before take-off. Source: AP
My view: That's sad.