New footage emerges of Leicester City’s owner’s helicopter crashing into the ground

New footage emerges of Leicester City’s owner’s helicopter crashing into the ground

Riyad Mahrez paid a heartfelt tribute to tragic Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after sending Manchester City back to the top of the league.

Srivaddhanaprabha's wife, Aimon, and son, Aiyawatt, laid a wreath in the middle of the pitch at the stadium yesterday before embracing the Leicester players and staff gathered around the centre circle.

On Saturday, the Thai businessman was leaving the ground following Leicester's 1-1 draw against West Ham United in a private helicopter when it crashed in the arena's auto park and killed five people.

Lastly, pilots Izabela Lechowicz and Eric Swaffer were also aboard and no one survived the crash. He came into the locker room only to dispense kind words, never to reproach you.

And Amartey, who has undergone surgery after suffering an ankle injury in the dying moments of the match against the Hammers, took to social media to pay his own tribute to the Thai billionaire.

Meanwhile, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) continue to conduct its investigations as it tries to establish what caused Saturday's tragedy.

The Premier League said Leicester's match against Cardiff on Saturday would go ahead following consultation with the Midlands club.


The 60-year-old was killed in the helicopter accident on Saturday night, along with four other passengers, and every member of the first-team squad agreed the best way to pay tribute was to play as planned.

A club statement said: "Guards Polo Club was sad to learn over the weekend of the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, founder and patron of the King Power Polo Team".

It is not easy to have this type of stuff, ' Mahrez told Sky Sports after City's win over Spurs.

A minute's silence was held at the city's two universities - Leicester and De Montfort - to remember the victims. "I'm hurting and I hadn't seen him for a year, as I left Leicester 18 months ago". He did a lot for me and Leicester and it is hard to speak.

"I have many memories of him".

"It was heartbreaking and shocking to have this news, and of course with the other people who died with him. I will miss "The Boss".

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