Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium after match

A helicopter has crashed in the carpark outside the King Power Stadium following this evening's Premier League draw between Leicester City and West Ham

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed in a ball of flames in the club's auto park, according to British media.

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

Police and emergency services work at the scene of an accident at The King Power Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Leicester, England.

With emergency services arriving on the scene, the helicopter could be seen engulfed in flames.

East Midlands Ambulance Service released a statement on Twitter regarding their involvement in dealing with the horror incident.

"I heard the helicopter take off in the stadium, which is a regular occurrence at every Leicester City home game", he told BBC Radio 5Live. The team won the English Premier League at odds of 5,000-1 in 2016.

As per Sky Sports, the incident took place at about 8:30 PM local time with eye witnesses claiming they saw the helicopter take off from the pitch inside the King Power stadium.

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"I hope they're OK".

A general view of King Power Stadium as groundsman mow the pitch alongside the helicopter owned by Leicester City Chairman/owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The news broke as BT Sport were analysing the day's events in the Premier League and the early news from the stadium is hazy, with reports suggesting that the helicopter crashed shortly after take-off. It's over on the other side of the auto park, I don't think there were people there.

Worrying pictures have come from the stadium auto park where a huge fire has ensued following the crash. "It turned silent, blades started spinning and then there was a big bang".

Leicester defender Harry Maguire tweeted some prayer emojis with an accompanying video of the fire.

Emergency services were quickly on the scene after Srivaddhanaprabha's chopper went down on a carpark outside the stadium.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns the King Power company, bought Leicester in 2010 and became chairman the following February.

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