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The Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed in a car park outside the club’s ground in a fireball horror last night.
A source has told the BBC that Mr Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter when it came down.
Fans have arrived at the scene to lay flowers and Vittozzi, who was outside the stadium this morning, has been told by Leicestershire Police that the Air Accident Investigation are now investigating.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the United Kingdom.
There is a list of their current investigations on their website and the Leicester disaster, as yet, is not on it.
However, it has not been updated since October 18.
Reporter Katerina Vittozzi said: “As you can see behind me, there’s a police cordon in place all around the King Power Stadium.
“The car park where the helicopter crashed is just behind the stadium behind me.
“Leicestershire Police have told me this morning that the investigation is being led by the Air Accident Investigation branch.
“They will try and piece together exactly what led to this helicopter crashing just moments after it took off last night.
“Just in the last 10 minutes or so, we have seen a few people arrive with flowers. It’s testament to how important the owner is to the Leicester City Football Club fans.
“He is a man who, when he bought the club, oversaw the most successful period in the club’s history, leading it to the Premier League win in 2016.
“He was a man who loved England, loved football and loved all things British including polo.
“There is no confirmation he was on board this flight but we do know it was routine for him to use the helicopter both to get to games and to leave afterwards.
“But as yet there’s no details from the police about who was on board the aircraft and how it crashed.
“There are a few fans who have turned up with flowers to the stadium. We can expect many more over the course of the day to come and apy tribute as they discover more and more details about what happened here last night.
“Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was not just a stand-alone owner of this club. He was someone who was very much involved with its life, he’d offer things like free beer to spectators when they were doing welll.
“He was from Thailand but he was very much an integral part of this club having bought it in 2010.
“Fans here have spoken about their deep shock at this and their sadness as well.”