Helicopter reportedly crashes outside Leicester stadium

A helicopter has crashed in the carpark outside the King Power Stadium following this evening's Premier League draw between Leicester City and West Ham

Leicester helicopter crash: Police respond to helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium

There were upsetting scenes on Saturday night at the King Power Stadium as the helicopter of the Leicester City owners reportedly crashed outside of the ground following the Foxes' 1-1 Premier League draw with West Ham.

Srivaddhanaprabha leaves the stadium by his helicopter, which lands in the centre circle on the pitch, after every Leicester home game. The helicopter costs £2million when new.

Tim Acott, a Leicester season ticket holder of 40 years, said: "It just came out of the stadium already spinning then down to the ground".

'Just in a spiral.

"A witness told Sky Sports: "(My nephew) saw this helicopter out of control then drop within a second and burst into flames. It crashed in a nearby vehicle park apparently after developing a fault.

Firefighters have managed to fight their way through the blaze and extinguish the fire.

There is no word yet regarding who was on board the helicopter.

The area around the ground has been closed off, while the stadium has been evacuated.

England and Leicester City players Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy also tweeted to send his prayers to the scene of the accident.

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

A Leicester police statement said: "We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium".

"The Srivaddhanaprabha family means everything to Leicester, they made us champions, you can't ask for more from owners - they won the league for us".

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