Leicester City to postpone Southampton, Cardiff City games?

Arnold Nichols
November 2, 2018

"A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October for supporters wishing to pay their respects".

Leicester City will reportedly seek to postpone Tuesday's EFL Cup tie with Everton following the helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

There has still not been official confirmation of who was on board the helicopter belonging to Srivaddhanaprabha which crashed shortly after taking off from the stadium on Sunday NZT following a Premier League match. "None of the five people on-board survived", the club said in a statement.

William says his "thoughts today are with the family and friends of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and all the victims" in the helicopter, which went down next to the stadium on Saturday.

"Thoughts with everyone concerned", while Savage said: "What an absolutely bad awful day, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone at my old club Leicester city". "It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the Club that is now his legacy". Despite those efforts, there were no survivors.

Police said chairman of Leicester City Football Club Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, also died in the crash.

Superintendent Steve Potter said it was likely to take several days to complete the investigation around the crash site.

It is not known whether Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the aircraft, and police have yet to release any information about the condition of the pilot or any passengers.


The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is leading the investigation into how the Agusta Westland AW169 helicopter crashed in what is believed to be the first accident involving an AW169 aircraft.

The Thai businessman, who owns the King Power company, bought the club in 2010 and became chairman the following February. "Thank you Boss! Rest well!"

A spokesman added: "A team from the AAIB has been deployed to the site and is investigating".

The incident occurred in the club's vehicle park, where police cars and emergency services rushed towards an area where flames were clearly visible before it was evacuated.

"A cordon is now in place at the scene to enable the AAIB to examine the area and complete their initial enquiries".

Pilot Eric Swaffer was one of five people who died in the helicopter crash, Leicestershire Police confirmed last night (October 28).

"It is hard to put into words how much you have meant to this football club and to the city of Leicester".

"We sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team, with the first resource arriving within two minutes of the call", a statement read.

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