Manufacturer of helicopter which killed Leicester City owner reacts

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The manufacturer of the helicopter which got involved in a crash killing Leicester City chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has reacted to the tragic incidence.

Italian company Leonardo Helicopter made the AW169 AugstaWestland aircraft belonging to the Leicester owner in 2016.

According to the manufacturer, the tragic crash at the King Power Stadium is the first involving one of that model of the aircraft.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was picked up by the helicopter shortly after Leicester City drew against West Ham in the Premier League.

Shortly after take off, the aircraft developed problems as it crashed and burst into flames killing all passengers on board.

The manufacturer of the aircraft have however released a statement expressing how saddened they are.

“Leonardo is extremely saddened to hear of the fatal accident yesterday evening involving an AW169 helicopter at Leicester City Football Club’s stadium,” it read.

“We wish to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of those involved.

“Leonardo Helicopters is ready to support the AAIB with their investigation to determine the cause of this accident.

“This is the first ever accident involving an AW169 helicopter.”

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