Late Leicester City boss' family visits helicopter crash site

WION Web Team Leicester City Football Club, Filbert Way, Leicester, UK Oct 29, 2018, 07.53 PM(IST)

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (R) and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha (2R), the son and wife of Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Photograph:( AFP )

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Vichai's blue helicopter took off from the pitch after the stadium emptied following Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Ham, but crashed moments later in the car park.

The family members of the late Thai billionaire boss of Premier League club Leicester City paid tribute to him on Monday at the site where his helicopter crashed.  

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's son and wife were seen laying a wreath among a sea of tributes from fans outside the stadium. 

Vichai's son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, is chief executive of his father's duty-free empire King Power and also vice-chairman of the football club Vichai bought in 2010.

A team investigating Saturday night's crash has recovered the aircraft's digital flight data recorder

Five people died in Saturday's crash, including two members of Vichai's staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and the pilot's partner, Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

Vichai, 60, a regular at matches who used to fly to and from home games, was much-loved in the city as the driving force behind the club's historic 2016 Premiership victory.

His blue helicopter took off from the pitch after the stadium emptied following Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Ham, but crashed moments later in the car park.