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Leicester City’s Billionaire owner feared dead after helicopter crash at King Power stadium

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha the billionaire ownerof Leicester city football club was inside the helicopter that crashed at 20:30 BST on Saturday.

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It is not yet known how many other people were on board the helicopter.

Leicester had drawn 1-1 against West Ham United at the King Power Stadium.

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The helicopter taking off just before it crashed.

Under Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s ownership, Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5,000/1 outsiders.

 

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5 things to know about Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the billionaire owner of Leicester city football club.

  • Father of four
  • Billionaire and founder of duty-free consortium King Power International
  • Ranked as the fifth richest person in Thailand by Forbes Magazine
  • Bought Leicester City in 2010 for £39m
  • Under his ownership, the club won the Premier League in 2016 and reached the Champions League quarter finals a year later

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