Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes ‘with him aboard’


Uncertainty is surrounding the state of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of Premier league side, Leicester City, after his helicopter with him onboard crashed at the home ground of his club, King Power Stadium.

It is in the Thai billionaire’s habit to travel by helicopter after Leicester’s home games with fellow board members often among his passengers.

On Saturday shortly after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United, Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter with him onboard crashed in the stadium’s car park shortly after taking off from the centre-circle.

According to Daily Mail, uncertainty surrounded his condition and if the club’s board members were on board the ill-fated helicopter.

The publication reported that early on Sunday fans began to arrive at the stadium with flowers. Some of the club’s players have also taken to the social media to express fears about Srivaddhanaprabha’s health situation and those in the helicopter.

It said Leicester City defender Harry Maguire tweeted a video of the aftermath of the crash with praying hands emojis. Midfielder James Maddison, Ben Chilwell, Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy also posted the same emojis following the game.

England and Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell tweeted: ‘Speechless.’

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.’

His teammate Declan Rice tweeted: ‘Horrendous scenes at the king power tonight, my prayers & thoughts go out to everyone involved at Leicester’

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