Cape Town – Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter is caught on video as it spins out of control before crashing just after taking off from the King Power Stadium.
The footage shows the horrifying moment the helicopter, carrying Srivaddhanaprabha and four others took off before crashing to the ground moments later.
The widely-shared video shows the helicopter taking off, hovering above the stadium before starting to spin out of control and crashing to the ground.
Pilot Eric Swaffer, his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz, also a pilot, and two members of Srivaddhanaprabha's staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, were also killed.
The video was filmed by a corporate guest who was allowed pitch-side to video the Westland AW169 taking off.
Watch the video below:
That Leicester crash.
Helicopter was already smoking before take off, I wonder why this wasn't noticed.
And by the way who was shooting this video ?????? pic.twitter.com/mB8U3Lqtm7
— Mr Dependable (@mightygeorgeng) October 31, 2018
RT SkyNews "Air investigator talks through what is happening in footage of the Leicester City owner's helicopter moments before the crash.
— Brian Hughes (@BrianHughesTV) November 1, 2018
CCTV footage shows the moment before the helicopter crash that killed five people including Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 29, 2018
An absolute tragedy.
The sound of Leicester City owner's helicopter crash is caught on video from BT studio after he took off behind pundits. pic.twitter.com/Vizv5oV9LG
— The Multimedia G (@themultimediag) October 28, 2018