LEICESTER (ENGLAND) – The helicopter of the president of Leicester City Football Club (English Premier League club), Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed outside the King Power Stadium and caught fire.
According to the British media on the aircraft in addition to the pilots there was also the Thai patron who used to leave the game by helicopter, and his daughter. The area was closed, while the stadium was evacuated.
According to some witnesses, the helicopter would have crashed immediately after take-off, in the parking lot of the stadium, about half an hour after the end of the mach against West Ham ended 1-1. The aircraft then immediately caught fire and the images with the flames behind the stadium immediately made the rounds of the web. Leicester, led by Italian coach Claudio Ranieri, was the champion of the Premier League in 2016. An exploit that made the English club the right entry into football history.
Immediately after the accident, Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen in tears, while Jamie Vardy tweeted a series of little hands joined in prayer. On twitter also the embrace of Milan: "After the tragedy that struck the Leicester Football Club, the deepest thoughts go to the city, the team and the fans!"
Thai President Srivaddhanaprabha joined his Leicester in the history of football for winning the Premier League in 2016. On the bench of that team that managed to beat the big British, from Chelsea to Manchester United through Arsenal, the Liverpool and the City, there was an old acquaintance of Italian football like Ranieri. The Roman coach, coach of Juventus and Rome among others, has never managed to win the title in the Bel Paese, but has been capable of an exploit to put on top of the bulletin board in the history of football.
A legendary tale that was written by Leicester that also bears the name of the bomber of that championship, Jamie Vardy. The striker who will also win the shirt of the English National team scored for eleven consecutive league games (13 goals scored), surpassing the record of goals scored in consecutive Premier League matches belonging to Ruud van Nistelrooy and ended the season with 24 networks in 35 league appearances
The video posted on Twitter by local journalist Mr. Geoff Peters
Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD
– Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) 27 October 2018
Disaster at #Leicester after the 1-1 draw in #PremierLeague against #WestHam .
The helicopter that should have had the club president, Vichai #Srivaddhanaprabha , crashed. The vehicle went on fire at the moment of impact, victims are feared. pic.twitter.com/IZUGGpZ2Pn
– Radio Sportiva (@RadioSportiva) October 27, 2018
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