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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.

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.

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.

 

 

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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