The helicopter belonging to the owner of the Leicester City football club crashed just outside the stadium late Saturday, and burst into flames. It is not yet known who was inside the helicopter, and if indeed, there were any survivors.
The owner, Vichai Srivvadhanaprabha has just tweeted "I am alive," though it is unsure if he was in-fact in the helicopter at the time of the crash.
The crash took place an hour after the final whistle, and occured when a propellor failed moments after its usual takeoff from the halfway line of the King Power Stadium.
Tim Acott, a Leicester season ticket holder of 40 years, speaking to BBC, said: “It just came out of the stadium already spinning, then down to the ground. Just in a spiral. It hit the ground with a big bang then burst into flames. It’s over on the other side of the car park, I don’t think there were people there. I’m shaking like anything.”
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, was seen in tears outside the ground.
This comes after a traumatic day for football fans, when earlier in the day, England legend Glenn Hoddle collapsed in the BT Sports studio where he was providing analysis. Hoddle, who turned 61 today, collapsed after earlier playing foot-tennis with the presenters of the show. He is said to be responding well to treatment.
Meanwhile, a Brighton and Hove Albion fan died later in the day after a suspected cardiac arrest. The elderly gentleman took ill moments before the kick-off of Brighton's 1-0 win over Wolves, and later passed away.