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[PHOTOS] Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

FOOTBALL By AFP | October 27th 2018
Leicester City owner's helicopter engulfed in flames

A helicopter on Saturday crashed near the football stadium in the central UK city of Leicester, police said.

Sky Sports broadcast pictures of what it said was the helicopter in flames, reporting it belonged to Leicester City Football Club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's  helicopter crashes

The crash took place hours after Leicester drew 1-1 with West Ham in a Premier League match at the King Power Stadium.

Sky Sports said the helicopter took off from the pitch between 8.30pm-8.45pm local time (1930-1945 GMT) but developed problems shortly afterwards with its tail rotor and crashed in a nearby car park.

The helicopter belonging to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside the King Power Stadium

Leicestershire Police tweeted: "We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing."

The ambulance service also tweeted: "We are also in attendance and will update when possible."

The helicopter is owned by the Leicester chairman

Meanwhile broadcaster and former Leicester footballer Gary Lineker tweeted: "Hearing that the Leicester City owners' helicopter has crashed in the club's car park."

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