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Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

Local police have confirmed that emergency services are on the scene following a reported helicopter crash outside of the King Power Stadium.

Shortly after Leicester City’s draw with West Ham, a helicopter that reportedly belongs to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in the club’s car park.

Emergency services were quickly on the scene after witnesses saw the craft go into a spin after taking off, according to Sky Sports .

“We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The Club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established,” a Leicester City spokesman said in a club statement

It is not clear who was on board the helicopter or what condition those impacted are in. The incident reportedly occurred around an hour after the match.

Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester in August 2010 and was named chairman in February 2011. The Thai businessman oversaw Leicester’s remarkable Premier League triumph in 2016.

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