Leicester helicopter crash: Faces of all victims on board (PHOTOS)

Leicester helicopter crash: Faces of all victims on board
The club issued a statement late this evening confirming Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when the aircraft fell from the sky and burst into flames.
The five victims of the Leicester helicopter crash have been named including billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, his assistant, a Thai beauty queen, the co-pilot and hero pilot Eric Swaffer who steered the stricken aircraft away from football fans on the ground.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter was heading for Luton Airport where he was due to catch a flight to Thailand, Leicester sources said today.

Izabela Lechowicz and boyfriend Eric Swaffer pictured in the cockpit.
Kaveporn Punpare was an assistant to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and sadly perished in the doomed flight, alongside his colleagues and the chairman.
Beauty Queen, Nusara Suknamai was one of the members of staff who tragically perished on board. 
A sea of tributes cover the ground outside the King Power Stadium, Leicester after the owner's helicopter crashed yesterday

Fans have returned to the stadium from miles around to pay tribute to those who may have been killed in the crash.
The helicopter took off from the centre circle of the pitch with stadium staff and pundits looking on but moments later it began to spin out of control in the air.
The club statement read: 

“It is with thedeepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives onSaturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.

“None of the five people on-board survived.

"The primary thoughts of everyone at the Club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss.

"In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man.

“A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he sosuccessfully led.

“Leicester City was a family under his leadership.

“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.

“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.

“Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.
“Both Tuesday’s First-Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup andthe Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.

“Everyone at the Club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.”

Srivaddhanaprabha took over the club in 2010 and helped guide them to promotion to the Premier League in 2014.
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