The names of the victims of the Leicester helicopter crash have now been released. It is now confirmed that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of the 2016 English Premiership champions died in the crash.
The ill-fated helicopter taking off from the centre circle of the King Power Stadium
The list of the dead came from a media release by Leicester City FC. The statement reads: ‘It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium’
Minutes later, the crash-landed helicopter was engulfed in huge flame
Police also confirmed the other four people on board the helicopter were two members of staff Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare pilot Eric Swaffer, 53, and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz 46.
The day after: The remains of the helicopter
Heartbroken Leicester City fans gathered to lay flowers at the King Power Stadium on Sunday after the owner’s helicopter came crashing down to earth and burst into flames shortly after taking off from the ground Saturday night.