Daily Mail, the UK newspaper has given a graphic description of how the helicopter in which Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others lost their lives, crashed on Saturday.
The chopper took off at 8.45pm from the centre circle after Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi had helped to salvage a point for the club with his late equalizer in the league match against West Ham.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha boards the chopper from centre of the stadium.
Minutes later, the helicopter began to spiral out of control, apparently due to faulty tail rotor. It narrowly clear the stadium’s stands, reaching 200ft before it dropped ‘like a stone’ and nose-dived into a derelict area between two car parks and exploded into a ball of flames.
The ball of fire as the chopper crash-landed
Two police officers sprinted towards the burning wreck. One tried to smash a window and the other attempted to extinguish the fire.
Despite the efforts, the aircraft exploded in a massive fireball. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene to tackle the blaze.
The remains of the chopper after the crash and blaze