It’s been one 12 months because the evening a helicopter belonging to the Chairman of Leicester City Soccer Membership crashed outdoors the stadium

Leicester City Srivaddhanaprabha death anniversary - Online Sports Blog
Leicester City Soccer Membership chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was one in all 5 folks killed when his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the King Energy stadium. Credit score: PA

A 12 months on from his death, the world is remembering the membership’s late proprietor and chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Srivaddhanaprabha was one in all 5 folks to die when his helicopter crashed in a carpark on the King Energy Stadium on October 27 final 12 months.

Onboard was the membership chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, pilot Eric Swaffer and his associate Izabela Lechowicz, and two of Khun Vichai’s employees, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare.

Shortly after taking off, the helicopter started to quickly descend and dropped out of the sky, crashing onto a clearing subsequent to the King Energy Stadium. All 5 folks on board died within the crash.

Preliminary findings within the investigation discovered that the crash was attributable to a pin that had come free within the tail rotor management mechanism.

The Air Accidents Investigation Department (AAIB) revealed its first report on the crash in November 2018.

The wreckage of the plane was taken away from outdoors the bottom to the AAIB’s specialist investigation web site in Farnborough on 1 November.

Security checks had been ordered on the tail rotors of helicopters just like the plane that crashed.

The total findings of the investigation are anticipated to be revealed later this 12 months.

Leicester City Srivaddhanaprabha death anniversary - Online Sports Blog
Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha sits subsequent to his father’s chair within the administrators’ field

The Thai businessman purchased the Foxes in 2010, his funding serving to them to promotion in 2014 and a miraculous run to the Premier League title triumph two years later. The workforce reached the Champions League quarter-finals the next season, finally bowing out to Atletico Madrid.

Vichai donated 2million in the direction of the Leicester Kids’s Hospital Enchantment in 2016 – the charity will now title the brand new youngsters’s intensive care items in his honour.

Hundreds of Leicester City followers walked by the town final weekend, singing Vichai’s title by the streets, marching to recollect the 5 who died.

A memorial backyard will open this weekend on the location of the accident, subsequent to the King Energy stadium, in honour of Vichai and the 4 who died.


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