It is believed that the Helicopter Pilot guided the out of control helicopter away from crowds moments after it took off from the King Power Stadium.
Thousands have hailed the pilot a hero, and believe many lives could have been lost. No casualties have yet been confirmed by Police but it is believed tragically five people died.
Eyewitness and Sky Sports News Dan Cox has said he was walking across the car park having finished filming post-match interviews when he heard the helicopter coming out of the stadium following the Leicester and West Ham 1 – 1 draw.
Hearing that the Leicester City owners’ helicopter has crashed in the club’s car park.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018
Dan Cox told Sky News: “I heard the helicopter coming out of the stadium, saw it as you do, they are amazing pieces of machinery and then I just carried on walking thinking next time I look up it is going to be overhead.
“The next thing I just looked up and it was just spinning, static just out of control, just a constant spinning, I have never seen anything like it.
“I don’t know how the pilot did it but he seemed to manage to slow down the spinning rotation and it drifted off into the corner part of the car park.”
Dan Cox grabbed his camera and began filming the aftermath as two police officers attempted to get close the fire, one of which is believed to have attempted to smash the window of the helicopter.
He Added that “To my mind the pilot was heroic and the two police offers in front of me, who also tried to help, they are heroes too.
“It could have been so much worse if the pilot hadn’t done that.”
Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) October 27, 2018
The Helicopter belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha takes off and lands on the pitch before and after every Leicester home game.
Police Hour’s thoughts are with the family of all of those involved in this tragic incident.