Wife and son visit Leicester City crash site

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Wife and son visit Leicester City crash site

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Media captionLeicester City owner’s family lay wreath at the King Power StadiumThe wife and son of Leicester City’s owner have laid a wreath at the club’s stadium after he was killed alongside four others in a helicopter crash.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of staff, the pilot and a passenger, all died after the aircraft spiralled out of control outside the ground.
The club’s first team and youth squad are also at the King Power Stadium.
A team investigating Saturday night’s crash has recovered the aircraft’s digital flight data recorder.

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Leicester City’s first team squad, including striker Jamie Vardy and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, have arrived to pay their respects

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Manager Claude Puel has been outside the stadium

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Other members of the first team joined the sombre crowds outside the ground

Leicestershire Police named the other people killed in the crash as Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

The club chairman’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha were joined at the ground by the president of the Thai FA, Somyot Poompanmoung and his wife, Potjaman Poompanmoung.

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Youth team player Darnell Johnson stepped through the tributes to lay a signed football shirt

Many of the playing squad at the ground had already paid tribute to Mr Vichai on social media, including club captain Wes Morgan.
He tweeted: “Absolutely heartbroken and devastated regarding the news of our chairman. A man that was loved and adored by everyone here at lcfc.”

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Leicester City’s players are at the stadium

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Foxes midfielder James Maddison (left) was pictured hugging a member of the security team as he arrived at the King Power Stadium

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said inspectors would be at the crash site until the end of week before transporting the wreckage to specialist facilities in Farnborough.
“In the meantime, we are still gathering evidence as part of our investigation,” a spokesman said.

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Italian aerospace company Leonardo, which built the helicopter, said it was “first ever accident involving an AW169 helicopter” and it was “ready to support the AAIB”.
Witnesses have been urged to contact Leicestershire Police.

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Mr Vichai was killed along with four others in a helicopter crash outside the stadium on Saturday

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