Leicester based football club Leicester City confirmed that the owner of the club died in an accident of helicopter crash, outside the stadium. In the fatal crash of the aircraft at 20.30 BST on Saturday the owner of English football club Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha along with his pilot, two members of his staff and a passenger were killed. According to the witnesses, the aircraft had been just left the King Power Stadium before it lost its control and became a fireball after crashing.
Thousands of sash and bouquets have been left outside the stadium. The Police of Leicestershire informed that the victims of this miserable crash are billionaire Thai owner of the English football club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two staff members of the owner Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Prepare and the pilot Eric Swaffer including his co-pilot Izabela Roza Lechowicz.
The pilot of the victim helicopter Mr Swaffer had 20 years experience as an efficient pilot of private jet and helicopter. He was also considered as the proficient pilot in his career as he already served as an efficient pilot of flying the helicopter for live media broadcasting including Virgin Radio traffic helicopter and The Big Breakfast of Channel 4.
The friend of Mr Swaffer, Lucie Morris-Marr said that he was a “veteran in the field” and have maintained his responsibility as a pilot with all his effort for saving the valuable lives before being lost in the crash. She also added that Mr Swaffer was a like a “funny and vivacious” man who has an “aviation love story” with Ms Lechowicz.
She said, “not many people get to work and travel with their soulmate, travelling the world going to glamorous places”.
Mr Surray and Ms Lechowicz were coupled with professional pilots and also lived together in Camberley. In 1997 they moved from Poland to the UK.
The Police embassy said in a statement, “With great sadness, we received the news about the death of Izabela Lechowicz in the Leicester catastrophe.”
“She was a great pilot, winner of the #Polka100 contest. It contributed to the creation of a positive image of Poland in the UK”.
The captain of the Leicester City Wes Morgan tweeted: “Absolutely heartbroken and devastated regarding the news of our chairman. A man that was loved and adored by everyone here at lcfc”.