Thai billionaire and owner of the English Premier League's (EPL) Leicester City Football Club has succumbed to his injuries following the crash of the team's helicopter outside the stadium Saturday.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, along with two staff members, the pilot and one passenger have all passed following yesterday's crash.
The helicopter involved in the crash is registered as G-VSKP; an AgustaWestland AW-169 rotorcraft. This helicopter was manufactured in 2016 (construction number - 69018) and had seating for ten inside. It was powered by Pratt and Whitney Canada PW210A Turbo-shaft rotors.
At about 20:30 BST the helicopter took off from King Power Stadium. Eyewitness reports claim a loud bang was heard shortly after takeoff which the helicopter then proceeded to spin out of control and crash into a parking lot adjacent to the stadium. Upon hitting the ground, the helicopter was described as bursting into flames.
The crash is now under investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which specializes in commercial aviation incidents and accidents across the UK. The AAIB has sent a team of investigators to the crash site to determine what went wrong on this fateful flight.