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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:59
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Helicopter down outside Leicester City Football Club

News coming in that the helicopter owned by the owner of Leicester City has crashed into the car park after taking off at the end of the match, No other details yet.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:00
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Leicester City Chairman Heli Crash

The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside the King Power Stadium following the Foxes' Premier League match against West Ham

The incident occurred in the club car park with eye witnesses saying police cars, ambulances and security were frantically rushing around the stadium.

Pictures immediately after the crash showed a huge fire outside the ground.

Leicester police said in a statement: "We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:01
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BT Sport where covering the match live, and they've just gone off air as the stadium is being evacuated
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:10
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From the club's FB page.




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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:52
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Where does it mention any deaths reported?

Probability is high but not confirmed.

Anyone know the type and probable capacity?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:06
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Sky news video. Fire was put out after 20mins according to tv news.
https://news.sky.com/story/helicopte...adium-11537872
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BBC show a 109 G-LCFC
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BBC show a 109 G-LCFC

Used to be. Been an AW169 for 2 years

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:12
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Watched the after football show it was a 169, ac departed then just outside the stadium was seen to spin to the ground according to eye witnesses, tail rotor problem already mentioned.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:19
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Sky news reporting the helicopter can hold 20 passengers.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:26
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Originally Posted by KNIEVEL77 View Post
Sky news reporting the helicopter can hold 20 passengers.
7-10 is the more likely capacity.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:27
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20 pax. It's not a 189
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:28
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Originally Posted by KNIEVEL77 View Post
Sky news reporting the helicopter can hold 20 passengers.
Also reporting "the engine stopped and it dropped like a stone" from an eyewitness on BBC. Usual load of media s**t and speculation. As LCFC Chairman is a nice bloke from memories of flying him some time ago, and a colleague of many of us was in the front seat, and as yet no-one knows their condition I do wish the media would just stick to facts rather than guesswork.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:31
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Having seen this helicopter take off many times from the King Power I believe it usually has two crew.
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And some of us are praying itís not those two friends...
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:45
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Of course the usual speculation from 'eye witness' such as tail rotor failing or engine failure. Of course this was a night departure with all the usual risks that helicopter crews face on such departures, plus in this case departing from a flood lit area, into the dark with twenty four 'pylons' (probably unlit) on top of the stadium structure.

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Originally Posted by TheWrongTrousers View Post
And some of us are praying itís not those two friends...
I have seen various different crew members fly the machine over the last few months however who ever it is, Iím sure our thoughts are with them.
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BBC:

One witness said he saw Leicester's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel run out towards the crashed helicopter.
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You can also hear on the radio in that recording somebody on-scene reporting "I can't get to the pilot, no"
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