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Leicester City owner dies in helicopter crash


In a helicopter crash near Leicester City Stadium on Saturday night, five people died. Now it is clear: Among the victims is also the owner of the Premier League club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The fears have been confirmed: The owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has been killed in the helicopter crash at the stadium of the English football premier league. In the crash on Saturday evening, a total of five people were killed, the club said on Sunday evening via Twitter. Among the dead were therefore two women - a pilot and a colleague of the billionaire.

The club president's helicopter crashed into a parking lot next to the stadium on Saturday night, shortly after he'd left the field, and went up in flames. It was part of the ritual of home club games that the president was flown in and out of the stadium by helicopter. The helicopter, painted in blue and white club colors, regularly landed at the center circle.


The cause of the accident is not yet known. Eyewitnesses reported a sudden stoppage of the tail rotor shortly after the helicopter had lifted off in the stadium. The machine had then spun and crashed uncontrollably. Experts also assumed a failure of the tail rotor.

Hundreds of people had laid flowers, fan shawls and jerseys the day after the helicopter accident at the English Premier League club Leicester City. Mourning fans cried and comforted each other.

On Tuesday Leicester City should play in the League Cup a game against Southampton, the game was canceled. On the day a condolence book should be laid out at the stadium.
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