English Premier League clubs responded to Twitter news about a helicopter crash, one of which was allegedly owned by Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Leicester City football club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had crashed aboard a helicopter and exploded in flames in front of King Power Stadium on Saturday, several British media including The Guardian and Sky Sports reports. The BBC confirmed with a nearby source confirmed that Srivaddhanaprabha was on board.
The owner of the English Premier League has been in a helicopter since 2010, and no deaths or survivors of the crash have been reported. Srivaddhanaprabha was present on the Saturday game.
The Guardian reports that Srivaddhanaprabha usually flies back to his home in London by helicopter after the games. The 60-year-old Thai businessman has been busy with fans in recent years, especially during the Premier League title in 2016.
The crash occurred one hour after Leicester FC's home win over West Ham United on Saturday Most fans will be removed from the stage before King Power Stadium. However, several eyewitnesses were present, describing the helicopter that cleared the roof of the venue (in Leicester, England) and stayed in the air for a short time before it went out of control and finally collapsed and ignited. Shortly after the crash, the rescue personnel were called to the site.
"It just came out of the stadium and was already falling to the ground, only in a spiral, it fell to the ground with a big bang and then burst into flames," said Leicester fan and season ticket owner Tim Acott The Guardian . "It's over on the other side of the parking lot, I do not think there were people there. I'm shaking like everything else."
"I rushed out and there were four fire engines and each Crowd of police, "Megan Blockley told TalkSport.
Leicestershire police (England) could not be reached immediately if contacted by the US TODAY sports on Saturday night
Leicester City FC issued a statement saying that he would later give a detailed comment as soon as "more information".