Leicester boss’ family visit crash site

Leicester boss’ family visit crash site

Leicester boss’ family visit crash site

"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", a club statement said on Sunday. Moments earlier, the AgustaWestland AW169 had risen from the center circle and cleared the stadium roof before it spiraled out of control and plummeted into an adjacent carpark in flames.

"I've only worked here a year. but I felt he was kind", she said, explaining Vichai would often walk the sales floor greeting staff as he did his rounds. It is known that Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester's vice-chairman and Srivaddhanaprabha's son, was not at the game and was not on board.

Through the ownership, Leicester gained new fans in Thailand where they mourned Vichai's sudden death.

A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at the stadium from 8am tomorrow for supporters to pay their respects.

The club described their chairman as "a man of kindness, of generosity" and said "Leicester City was a family under his leadership". The club were promoted to the Premier League in the 2013-14 season.

Vichai, 60, a regular at matches who used to fly to and from home games, was much-loved in the city as the driving force behind the club's historic 2016 Premiership victory.

"My thoughts today are with the family and friends of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and all the victims of the awful crash at Leicester City Football Club", he said.

"This was a normal practice for the owner to come in, park the helicopter in the middle of the pitch and everybody thought it was great".

Leicester's EFL Cup tie against Southampton and the development squad's match against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup on Tuesday have both been postponed.

The statement said: "The primary thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss". Your endless contribution to Leicester's hospitals and charities will never be forgotten.

"He did not buy the club and then hire people to take care of it".

"It is likely to take several days to fully complete the necessary work and to safely deal with the scene of this tragic accident", Leicestershire Police Superintendent Steve Potter said.

"They are not your average businessman (and his family) that attend a handful of games a season, they are here every game and this that's unfolding is just a total tragedy".

"It's Thailand's team", said Sae-Kow.

The success also qualified them for the first time for the lucrative Champions League, the pinnacle of European soccer played by the continent's most successful sides, including Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"Outside football he was extremely generous, to the people he knew - and, I am sure, to the community, to fans, he has been fantastic".

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