The English Premier League club Leicester City confirmed the death of his Thai billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with four others in a helicopter crash and accident that took place about an hour after the match ended on Saturday night. The accident happened outside the stadium.
According to the news of CNN, the club said on Sunday night that Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, pilot and a passenger died at the time when the helicopter sat in the parking lot near King Power Stadium in Leicester, around 8.30 pm on Saturday night.
In his statement, he said, “With very sad and broken heart, we are confirming that our Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is one of those people who lost their lives on Saturday evening when he and four other people were in the helicopter crashed out of King Power Stadium.”
According to eyewitnesses, an hour after the match, as soon as the copter flew over the stadium, it was out of control. After this, the plane fell to the ground and there was a fire in the helicopter.
A spokesman for the Midlands Club said that we are helping the Leicester police regarding the major accident in King Power Stadium.
Police on the issue of death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Meanwhile, the Leicester Police have said that the investigation of this accident has been started. Officials present at the King Power Stadium said they could not say anything on the accident whether the helicopter had vigilance or not.
Thailand’s businessman Vichai was famous among his fans, who had bought Leicester in 2010. Fans of the club also paid tribute to him.
Vichai’s club had a strong comeback in the EPL in 2014 and then won the first EPL title in 2016 by defeating popular clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. According to Forbes Magazine, Vichai was Thailand’s fifth richest person.