Premier League – owners of Leicester City at the helicopter crash that killed The Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and five other passengers were killed in the crash. He had bought the club in 2010. © Photo: Andy Rainv/dpa

a helicopter crash that came at the stadium of the English football first division club by club details Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha killed. “It is with deep Regret and a collective broken heart we have to announce that our President, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is one of those who lost their lives on Saturday evening in a tragic way,” said the Association. “None of the five people on Board survived.”

The helicopter from Thailand-born billionaire Srivaddhanaprabha crashed, according to British media on the Parking lot next to the King Power stadium and went up in flames. In the Sky News witnesses reported a ball of fire. The helicopter was launched shortly before in the stadium. The machine had turned to a sudden stoppage of the tail rotor as a gyroscope and is uncontrolled crashed. In the case of the other Victims according to police, two employees of the 61-Year-old, the pilot and another passenger.

It’s part of the Ritual of the home games of the Clubs that Srivaddhanaprabha by helicopter to the stadium and is served. In the blue-and-white club colours-painted helicopter lands regularly on the Mediterranean circuit. Leicester City was played on Saturday evening in a League game against West Ham United (1:1).

grief Srivaddhanaprabha

hundreds of people had laid the day after the tragic helicopter accident at stadium flowers, Fan scarves and jerseys. Grieving Fans wept and comforted each other. “The thoughts of everyone in the Club, first and foremost, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, and the families of those who were at the time of this unbearable loss, on Board”, it was called by the Association. With Srivaddhanaprabha, the world had lost “a great man”.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known. The police tweeted on Sunday that investigations were ongoing. In addition, experts from the air traffic authority had been the AAIB enabled the investigation of the accident. On television images was seen on the day after the disaster, a completely burnt out wreck of the helicopter.

former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton wrote on Twitter that he had observed the crash on Saturday evening with his wife. “Absolutely shaken and shocked. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were involved, and in the case of Leicester City.”

Similar to the English Ex-national player and BBC presenter Gary Lineker commented on. “Thoughts are with each of Leicester City. A terrible tragedy. Heart-wrenching”, he tweeted. Leicester’s star striker Jamie Vardy posted on his Twitter Account a series of prayer folded hands.

Leicester owes Srivaddhanaprabha his successes

Among fans of Leicester City Srivaddhanaprabha was popular. In August 2010, he had bought the then second division. In February 2011, he took over the office as President of the football club. His son, Aiyawatt was Vice-President. The Duo took some unusual measures, and had, among other things, monks, should bless the stadium by the club with religious rituals.

But, above all, their extensive Investments, they contributed to Leicester’s sporting revival. In the 2013/2014 season, the Club celebrated it as a table first, a return to the Premier League. As the second division trophy in front of cheering Fans in the height was lifted, there was Srivaddhanaprabha middle and let the Fans celebrate.

The popularity of the owner and President rose. Because after the Foxes in the comeback season of the Premier League spurt with an impressive final descent had prevented, won the team under the new Coach Claudio Ranieri in the 2015/16 season, in a sensational the English championship.

Billionaire Srivaddhanaprabha has donated two million pounds (2.2 million euros) for a children’s hospital in Leicester. After winning the title, he broke his promise and gave back to 19 players with luxury cars, each worth around 100,000 pounds (around 130,000 Euro). On his birthday he donated the Fans in the stadium regularly for beer and cake.

His career had begun, the entrepreneur with the sale of import Goods from Hong Kong. In 1989, he opened a shop for duty-free Goods. Later, he obtained the monopoly on Duty-Free Shops in all airports in Thailand. Already around the turn of the Millennium, he was a billionaire. His company King Power shirt sponsor of Leicester City and name giver for the stadium of the Foxes.