Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018
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Why Leicester helicopter crash site suggests that the pilot of a convicted aircraft could be a hero

The trajectory of a helicopter crashing near Leicester Stadium suggests that his pilot acted heroically.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of Leicester, and four other people allegedly boarded the plane when it crashed in front of King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

The 61-year-old billionaire, who owned the helicopter, was on board, according to one of his relatives. It is feared that he died with two pilots and two anonymous passengers.

Taking off from the pitch after Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham, the helicopter apparently ran into a problem moments later.

He dropped into a parking lot just outside the stadium, before igniting.

Aerial footage shows that he fell to a place where the chances of hitting people, vehicles, houses or buildings were slim.

The helicopter crashed into a parking lot in front of King Power Stadium

The pilot may have targeted the area to avoid hitting buildings and people

This suggests that the pilot was able to deliberately target the area to avoid or minimize the number of incidents.

While the vast majority of supporters had left the area when the incident occurred, there was still a large number of people, including club employees, journalists and police officers.

The plane caught fire after hitting the ground

There is a Holiday Inn, a children's play area and two car dealerships nearby, but the pilot managed to avoid them.

According to witnesses, the helicopter would lose control of its control, some claiming to have had engine problems, while others hinting that there was a problem with drifting.

Until now, there was no official confirmation of the presence of the helicopter.


Sequences of BT Sport, which broadcast live on the match, had previously shown the helicopter, supposed to be an Agusta AW169, about to take off.

The East Midlands ambulance service was called at 8:38 pm and sent a doctor, two paramedics aboard an ambulance, an onboard ambulance and a contingency team in case of danger.

Emergency services rushed to the scene Saturday night

The first resource arrived within two minutes of the call.

In the hours following the incident, images appeared showing emergency services officers rushing to the wreckage in flames.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating this incident.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is a popular figure in Leicester

On Sunday afternoon, in response to requests for information, the police asked for patience and understanding.

A Leicestershire police spokesman said: "The Leicestershire police, the East Midlands ambulance service and the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have all responded to the night and investigation incident. continue on-site today under the direction of the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha took off the field as usual

"As soon as we will be able to confirm any additional details about the incident, we will do so."

A statement from the AAIB stated: "An AAIB team has been deployed to the site and is conducting an investigation.Any person with information that may be useful to the investigation is invited to contact the police. "

People have left flowers at the stadium

Srivaddhanaprabha, Thailand's fifth-richest person, bought Leicester in August 2010 for 39 million pounds sterling.

His investment contributed to the victory of the Premier League in 2015/16. He often goes into matches in a helicopter.

Fans have left flowers at the site of the accident.

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