Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes 'with him aboard' outside the team's stadium and bursts into flames

A helicopter belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the billionaire owner of Premiership club, Leicester City burst into flames after it crashed yards away from the King Power stadium after taking off from the pitch, on Saturday night.

It was reported that the Augusta Westland AW-169 aircraft was suffering engine trouble before spinning out of control shortly after it took off from the centre-circle.

The condition of  Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha who made his money in retail in Thailand and his King Power duty-free shops is not known, but he is believed to have been on board according to BT Sports pundits in the stadium who watched the helicopter take off.

The sound of the helicopter crash could be heard on a BT Sport post-match broadcast and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is said to have witnessed the crash and broke down in tears.

A host of footballers and clubs have tweeted in the aftermath of the crash.

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