Leicester helicopter crash

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by UEA_Hornet, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Leicester's Thai owner often flies in and out of the stadium by helicopter. I think at one of our matches we saw it land on the pitch pre-match before. Anyway, it's crashed tonight immediately after taking off and crashed into the King Power stadium car park. Looks pretty bad.
     
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Dreadful,reminds me of Harding.
    They never inspire me with regards to safety.
     
  4. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Some videos of the aftermath on twitter, doesn't look good
     
  5. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Based on the pics/videos coming out I’d be shocked if they’ve survived that
     
  6. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    Absolutely terrible news. Prayers and wishes for all involved.
     
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  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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    This was taken just before the crash. The Leicester owner was certainly on board.

    It looks as though the owner and his son have died. This is unconfirmed right now though. Very sad news.
     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Perhaps not the time but I've always thought authorities allowing the helicopter on the pitch was ridiculous. Always looked dangerous to me when I saw it on the background on TV. I just don't see how its necessary and why they couldn't land in a nearby field and then a short car/limo ride or what not.

    Regardless, this is terrible news and you have to keep everything crossed that the people on board somehow made a miraculous escape. However, the mortality rate in helicopter crashes is practically zero. This will send a few shockwaves through the PL I should expect.
     
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  9. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    It doesn't look good for anyone on board. I just hope that there was no one on the ground where it crashed. The fireball looks horrendous.

    It's not been a good day for the world of football.
     
  10. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Although at this time casualties unconfirmed, however if the photo in the above post is true it's obviously very sad news condolences and commiserations to all involved and the players and fans of Leicester City F.C.
     
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  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Doesn't sound good at all.

    So tragic and could have been even worse with fans around leaving the game .
     
  12. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Oh dear me.
    I've just seen the footage.
    Condolences to all at LCFC.
     
  13. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  14. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Looks very bad indeed. Just rumours at the minute but it would seem Vichai was on board but the co owner, his son Top was not at the game. Eyewitnesses saying no ambulances have left the scene which obviously doesn’t bode well.

    Terribly strange, heartbreaking really if Vichai has died. The city loves him and we owe him a lot. Painful waiting to hear something.
     
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  15. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Yes...I've just spoken to someone who is there right now. His son is apparently in Thailand, so was not on board. Again, unconfirmed.
     
  16. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Half an hour earlier and a tradgedy could have been a catastrophe. Three sides of the land are fenced off around the ground so there’s a huge crowd outside after the games.

    Every year the club commemorates Remembrance Day with a military helicopter landing in the centre circle and delivering the matchball two minutes before KO. I always slip into a day dream about how awful that would be if it went wrong with over 30,000 in a bowl surrounding it.
     
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  17. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    If there are fatalities, surely they'll have to cancel MOTD.
     
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    That won't happen. Although one would wonder if Lineker will be in the mood to present the show. The show will be on but I suspect the mood and chatter will be sombre. I'm certain Jake Humphrey will be happy to get home and into his families arms tonight - what a tough day for the poor guy who did a thoroughly professional job in such difficult circumstances.

    Although unlikely, it wouldn't shock me if next week's games were postponed out of respect. Leicester City will certainly be in no position to concentrate on a match.
     
  19. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The helicopter hit the staff carpark, considering that it was 45 minutes after the match I would be surprised if there wasn't casualties on the ground.
     
  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The programme is recorded about 2 hours before it's broadcast.
     
  21. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Always? Because I'm sure when 'news events' have happened late into Saturday before, they've almost always been referenced in some capacity? Although I'm sure they can just edit a short bit in I guess. Would be very surprised if it's not mentioned.
     
  22. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Bearing in mind the programme is 90 minutes long, and the odd retake at the end means it's probably only completed not long before the broadcast, note that the pundits are only on for about a third of the programme, they would have watched the editted highlights earlier.
     
  23. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    MOTD just deleted their tweet with tonight's running order.
     
  24. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Not showing Leicester highlights out of respect perhaps?
     
  25. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Don't think so, this is the deleted tweet. THe responses were recommending they cancel.

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  26. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    BBC news say MoTD to follow.
     
  27. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    They shouldn’t cancel it. Football is escapism, we need nice things to take our minds away from the **** things life throws up.

    Some really tragic **** has happened today here, in America, in and out of the world of football. I think people should be able to have a nice beer and watch the footy. It’s not distasteful at all, life goes on for the rest of us.
     
  28. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Gary just talking about it now - naturally very mournful .
     
  30. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Filbert, you have been a pleasure to have on this forum so through you I would like to pass on our best wishes to anybody affected by this dreadful accident.
     
  31. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Some ******* loser has made a fake account claiming to be a journalist has tweeted a list of names, such as the club’s sporting director John Rudkin, with a description of the injuries that killed them.

    How sad is that? Twitter never ceases to amaze me.
     
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Best wishes to you & your lot, Filbert.
     
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  33. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    Ignore the sad sadistic ******

    Every hornet is with every Leicester fan and player tonight Xx
     
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  34. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Thank you, it’s always nice to chat with you guys.

    I feel a bit numb at the minute. The people involved are part of something I care about an awful lot and are responsible for some of the happiest times in any Leicester fan’s life.
     
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  35. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Well Ben Jacobs, a blue tick ESPN journo and City fan has tweeted that he’s spoken to a contact from King Power and Vichai was on board. They’ll make a statement tomorrow.

    Just gutted. What a weird night.
     

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