• Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhnaprabha the owner of Leicester city helicopter crashed and burst into flames as it left the club’s stadium.

 

following the 1-1 draw against West Ham, according to witnesses the helicopter spiralled and crashed to the ground before bursting into flames while lewving the stadium

 

Mr Srivaddhanapraba, A Thai businessman estimated to be worth £5bn, is the owner of the club and chairman of the sponsors King Power.

 

Other eye witnesses reported seeing the helicopter struggling in the air and only just clearing the stadium roof before plummeting to the floor.

 

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene and shocked onlookers ushered away as ambulances and fire fighting crews raced to the scene.

 

One eye witness said: “I saw it all. It was clearly in trouble and only just managed to get over the stadium before it started whirling around and coming down.”

 

It is not known whether the owner son, a fellow Leicester director was in the helicopter.

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