A helicopter believed to be carrying Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City’s chairman, crashed outside the King Power Stadium following Leicester’s home draw with West Ham United on Saturday night.
Police said emergency services were “dealing” with an incident at the King Power Stadium and did not say if anybody survived the crash.
According to Sky News, witnesses reported that the helicopter appeared to develop a problem immediately after takeoff, struggling to clear the roof of the stadium and then spiralling to the ground. It crashed in one of the club’s official parking lots adjacent to the stadium.
Vichai has become a huge favorite with the fans after he bought the unfancied side in 2010, before they stunned the world of soccer by beating the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to win the Premier League title in 2016.