Leicester City to mark anniversary of helicopter crash

Leicester City to mark anniversary of helicopter crash

Players and fans of Leicester City will mark the third anniversary of a helicopter crash at their stadium ahead of the club's game against Brighton.

The crash, which killed the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two of his employees, and two pilots happened at the King Power Stadium after a match on 27 October 2018.

In the matchday roster, a crowd display and minute silence will take place before kick-off for the first home match to fall on the date.

Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha, Kaveporn Punpare, Nusara Suknamai, Eric Swaffer, and Izabela Lechowicz all died when the chairman's helicopter crashed and exploded just moments after taking off at the stadium after Leicester had managed a 1-1 draw against West Ham.

The incident happened just over an hour after the game and was witnessed by many players, club executives, and members of the press who were still on the ground.

An interim Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report into the crash found cockpit pedals had disconnected from the tail rotor which had caused the helicopter to spin out of control but the final report into the accident has yet to be released.

The club has invited fans to take their seats early to take part in a crowd display and a minute's silence before kick-off.

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