Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

Following Leicester's 1-1 draw at home to West Ham, there was a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium.

Freelance photographer Ryan Brown was covering the game and saw the helicopter clear the King Power stadium before it crashed.

It is not known who was in the helicopter when it crashed nor what conditions they are in.

The helicopter was seen spiraling out of control in the air with an apparent problem with the tail fin.

Photos showed a huge fireball, while witnesses told Sky Sports News the helicopter took off from the pitch at about 8.30pm but lost control within a few seconds and crashed into auto park E - the club's staff vehicle park which is about 200 yards from the stadium.

"Emergency services are aware and dealing", they said.

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The crash was confirmed live on air by BT Sport host Jake Humphrey as the channel broadcast live from the stadium.

"It was sent spinning out of control and crashed in the auto park at the rear of the King Power Stadium, just a few hundred metres away from where the pitch is".

Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter and his entourage leaving the King Power by helicopter has become a familar sight as he frequently takes off from the centre circle of Leicester's ground.

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Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thai billionaire businessman who has owned Leicester City since 2010.

  • Stacy Allen