Leicester owner, Thai beauty queen and billionaire's assistant blow up in helicopter as fans watch it crash.


The five victims of the Leicester City helicopter crash have been named including its billionaire owner, his assistant, a Thai beauty queen turned PA and the hero pilot and his girlfriend co-pilot who potentially saved hundreds of lives by crashing away from crowds on the ground.
The Premier League club's biggest stars and football fans from all over country have expressed their grief as it was confirmed none of the five on board survived when the aircraft fell from the sky outside the King Power Stadium at about 8.30pm on Saturday night.

Leicester City Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, who bought the club for £39 million in 2010 and led it to a first Premier League title in 2016, was described as a 'great man' of 'kindness' and 'generosity'.
Beauty queen Nursara Suknamai, his assistant Kaveporn Punpare and also pilot Eric Swaffer, who previously flew members of the Royal Family, and his girlfriend and co-pilot Izabela Roza Lechowicz all perished alongside him.
Mr Swaffer is believed to have saved the lives of hundreds of fans by steering the doomed aircraft away from vulnerable fans on the ground.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen running towards the stricken helicopter seconds after it crashed and watched it explode and said last night: 'I cannot believe what I saw. It just doesn't seem real'.
In a message for the owner who signed him in 2011 he said: 'Never have I ever come across a man like you. You touched everyone. You changed football. Forever. You gave hope to everyone that the impossible was possible.

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