Leicester City owner's tragic helicopter crash recorded on video

Marcus Newton
October 31, 2018

"Not to forget what happened, because it's impossible, but to live through the moment in a better way".

The 60-year-old was widely admired in Leicester for his charitable donations to the local community.

Pilots also appeared to rule out Eric Swaffer, who was at the controls, would have been at fault.

"It was tough, but I didn't speak with him in terms of how do you feel to play today because I know how competitive he is and how he likes to play on the big events".

Meanwhile, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) continue to conduct its investigations as it tries to establish what caused Saturday's tragedy.

The chopper's black box - which recorded data and conversations inside the helicopter - has been recovered and is being analysed. People unable to visit the stadium can leave a message in an online book of condolence via the club's website.

Leicester players will travel by road to their game at Cardiff on Saturday rather than fly, as going by plane was felt to be insensitive given the circumstances of Mr Vichai's death.

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"We feel deeply for the rest of the family but there is so much respect for what he's done for the club". "It was such a warm welcome".

Vichai's family, including his son Aiyawatt and wife Aimon, arrived at the stadium on Monday to lay flowers among the mass of tributes already left by the club's supporters.

Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club's King Power Stadium on Saturday after a Premier League match against West Ham United.

"It is with extreme difficulty that I write to express and offer my honest condolences and support to the Srivaddhanaprabha and wider King Power family", Pearson writes. I was very, very sad - that's why when I scored, I put my hands up for him. I've many memories with him, he was such a good person, such a good human. "His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see", Ranieri, who led Leicester to the EPL title in 2016, told Sky Sport Italia.

"An announcement on the rearrangement of the club's League Cup fourth round tie against Southampton, postponed earlier this week, will be made in due course", the statement added.

Former minister Keith Vaz and Northern Irish MP Jim Shannon - both City fans - expressed their gratitude in the House of Commons.

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