Leicester City helicopter crash: owner believed to have been on board – latest updates

  • Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha understood to have been in helicopter
  • Crash occurred after Premier League game at King Power Stadium

Football pales into insignificance at times like these. A match between Leicester City Women and Manchester United Women that was set to take place on Sunday has been postponed. “In light and in respect of the recent events at King Power Stadium our @FAWC_ fixture against @ManUtdWomen has been postponed,” read a statement this morning. Leicester are scheduled to host Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. There is doubt over whether the game will go ahead.

Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who were on board a helicopter which crashed next to the club’s stadium on Saturday, according to the news agency Reuters. Also on board the helicopter were a daughter of Vichai, two pilots and a fifth person whose identity was not immediately known, a source close to the club said on Sunday. There were no confirmed details on whether anyone on board the helicopter survived, the source said.

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