Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter has crashed in the car park at the King Power Stadium after their side’s match against West Ham.
Pictures and videos emerged on social media just after the crash happened…
The Leicester City chairmans helicopter has just crashed outside the King Power Stadium ! 😮 – pic.twitter.com/bXX4CbwGFv
— Liam Edwards (@Ed_7991) October 27, 2018
Me and my boys have just witnessed the leicester city owners helicopter spun out of control and smash to the ground!!! What the fuck!!! Unreal! It was like watching a movie
— Col Beattie (@Colski_B) October 27, 2018
The Thai owner often gets picked up and leaves all the games via helicopter on the club’s pitch.
However, as seen in the video above, emergency services surrounded the car park, with the helicopter reportedly crashing just outside the club’s stadium.
Leicestershire Police said in a statement: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.”
The club statement read: “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.”
Sky sources say: Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddanaprabha and Leicester Director of Football John Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.
There is no official word so far regarding who was on board or whether anyone on the ground was affected.
It’s been an emotional day for many with the shock news that Glenn Hoddle was rushed to hospital after falling ill at BT Sport. Thankfully he is responding well to treatment after being taken to A&E in a serious condition.
As well as that, the sad news broke that an elderly man had died whilst attending Brighton & Hove Albion’s match against Wolves. The fan, who was with his son, was seen to by the club’s medical staff, but after being taken to hospital, he unfortunately passed away.
Football fans, clubs, pundits and players have all given their hopes and prayers on what has happened at Leicester – take a look at that reaction on the next page,