2018 Leicester helicopter crash

helicopter crash in Leicester at the home ground of Leicester City just after take-off

On 27 October 2018, an AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter crashed shortly after take-off from the King Power Stadium, the home ground of Leicester City in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board,[1] as well as two other passengers and two pilots. It was confirmed all 5 occupants died.[2][3]

In 2023 the AAIB disclosed that the crash was caused by the failure of the helicopter's tail rotor which led to a loss of yaw control.[4]


  1. "LIVE: Leicester City owner confirmed dead in helicopter crash".
  2. "Club Statement: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha". Leicester City F.C. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. "Leicester City confirm chairman's death". 28 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. "Final AAIB Report into the crash" (PDF).