Daylight pictures from Leicester helicopter crash reveal extent of wreckage

The extent of Saturday night’s tragic helicopter crash was laid bare with harrowing pictures of the wreckage on Sunday morning.

Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the aircraft along with two pilots and two other unnamed people.

Pictures and footage show the wrecked, burnt out chopper after it encountered problems shortly after take-off following the Foxes’ 1-1 draw against West Ham .

Srivaddhanaprabha is regularly collected from the ground in the helicopter following games.

The helicopter is understood to have reached a height of around 200 feet before crashing into the concrete and bursting into flames.

Leicester fans arrived at the King Power on Sunday morning to lay flowers at the site of the terrible events.

Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel joined shocked onlookers on Saturday evening with the Dane bursting into tears following the news.

One of the security workers at the stadium said: “The helicopter set off and just came straight back down.

“People were worried it might not have just been the owner aboard but other family members.

“It went up to the top of the stadium and started whizzing around. The tail lights just started spinning – all you could see was them going round and round.

“Then it hit the floor straight away and burst into flames. It was unexpected. None of the security staff expect to see this sort of thing.

“It was just utter carnage.

“We train for this sort of thing but it just never happens. Everyone is in utter shock. Everyone is shaken up.”

Srivaddhanaprabha purchased Leicester in 2010 and became chairman at the club the following year.

He transformed the club and oversaw their unlikely Premier league title triumph in the 2015-16 season.

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