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Team Owner's Helicopter Crashes Outside Stadium Following Game

A general view of a soccer stadium from the vantage point of the goal.

(Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

A helicopter belonging to a Premier League team's owner crashed and burst into flames shortly after leaving his team's stadium tonight.

The helicopter, belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the billionaire owner of Leicester City, crashed outside his team's stadium.

It's unclear at this point who was in the helicopter.

Sky Sports has more details:

Witnesses told Sky Sports News there was a loud mechanical sound before the aircraft spiralled then crashed to the ground in a huge fireball in car park E - the club's staff car park which is about 200 yards from the stadium.

The helicopter had taken off from the pitch seconds before at about 8.30pm.

It is not clear whether the club's Thai billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on-board his helicopter at the time, but he was at the game which had finished an hour and 15 minutes earlier.

Fans were reportedly seen running away from the scary scene, which occurred shortly after the team's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Police released the following statement:

"We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing."

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. Stay tuned for more details.