LONDON (Reuters) – A helicopter belonging to Vickay Srivadhanabraba, the owner of Leicester City, crashed in the club’s garage and turned into a ball of fire on Saturday (October 27, 2018) after an English Premiership game, media reports said.
The owner of Leicester City, his daughter and five others were aboard the helicopter, Reuters reported.
The helicopter crashed a few meters from the pitch, about an hour after the end of the game.
A witness said the helicopter overtook the stadium before it began to turn around. Then it fell to the ground and turned into tongues of flame.
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“We are helping Leicestershire and emergency services deal with a major incident at King Power Stadium,” a spokesman said.
Police and ambulance services urged the public to stay away from the scene.
John Butcher, who was close to the stadium at the time of the incident, told the BBC that his nephew had seen the helicopter out of control due to a defect in the rear fan apparently.
“In seconds it fell like a stone on the ground,” he said. “Fortunately, she ran around for a while, and everyone ran. As far as we know, no one in the garage was hurt in this problem. ”
In Thailand, King Power officials said they could not comment on the incident or confirm that Vickay was on board.
Vickay is a popular figure after he bought the submerged club, in central England in 2010, before he goes on to miss the world of football and wins the league title in 2016.
According to Forbes, Vekay is the fifth richest person in Thailand, with a fortune of $ 4.9 billion.
Leicestershire police said a team from the Aviation Accident Investigation Department of the Transport Ministry took responsibility for the investigation.
After pumping millions into the club, Vicki helped Leicester return to the Premier League in 2014, before surprising the world by beating clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to become England champions.
The club’s top players, including Jamie Vardi and Harry Maguire, sent letters of support to Twitter, and rival clubs – including Manchester City – were worried.
Ryan Brown, a freelance photographer, was covering the match and watched the plane go past the stadium before it crashed, the BBC reported.
“What happened was that the engine stopped, and I turned to look at it,” Brown said. The plane was making loud noises. There was silence before the plane’s fan started spinning and then there was a big explosion. ”
Leicester drew 1-1 at home to West Ham United earlier on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
The self-employed entrepreneur, Vicki, founded Thailand’s giant free power giant King Power in 1989.
Free-market businesses received a boost in 2006 when Vicki monopolized the airport under Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s government at the time, and the company continued to flourish even after Thaksin was ousted in a coup this year.
The Vickay family empire includes Belgium’s Ud-Heverly Leuven.