AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Abbo46 on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 8:12 pm

Helicopter come down in the car park, no clear information as of yet.
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 8:15 pm

The Leicester City owner's helicopter has crashed in a car park outside the club's ground shortly after taking off after match.

It is not known if Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time.

Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at their King Power stadium.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-46006470

https://news.sky.com/story/helicopter-c ... m-11537872

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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby lambo17841 on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 8:15 pm

Picture on Sky news web page does not look good.

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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Burleysway on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 8:32 pm

Just up the road from me. Very disturbing :sad:
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Abbo46 on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 9:07 pm

Reported elsewhere that all onboard were killed.

Tragic incident. :sad:
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby CJS on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 9:35 pm

At least one Twitter user is saying that the LCFC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board.
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Comet102 on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 9:58 pm

CJS wrote:At least one Twitter user is saying that the LCFC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board.


They are saying various different people were on board on Twitter.
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby vulcan558 on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10:07 pm

The chopper normally picks up the owners, mate of mine outside the ground txt me saying the tail rotor look damaged as it came out of the staduim, did it fail or clip something, either way its cost a good few lives tonight. :sad:
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Nige321 on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 2:05 pm

It's all about Leicester City, the chairman, and footie.
Several others died in that accident, they're all human, they all have families.
The press should hang it's head in shame...
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby duxfordhawk on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 3:35 pm

Nige321 wrote:It's all about Leicester City, the chairman, and footie.
Several others died in that accident, they're all human, they all have families.
The press should hang it's head in shame...



This is part of the problem with 24-hour news media, for I assume various reasons very little has been announced by emergency services or the football club. In cases like this, the press go wild with stories and speculation to fill time.
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Burleysway on Mon 29 Oct 2018, 8:56 am

LCFC Statement

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. None of the five people on-board survived. 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.

In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the Club that is now his legacy.

A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October for supporters wishing to pay their respects.

Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.

Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.

Everyone at the Club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby NAM Updater on Mon 29 Oct 2018, 12:55 pm

The initial AAIB update is now online.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/upda ... ent-g-vskp
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 2:48 pm

Meh !!
Not an enthusiast or a spotter
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Re: AW.169 Down, Leicester City Ground

Postby CJS on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 3:11 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46471934

Probably doesn't add anything new.
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