CCTV emerges of Leicester City chairman's helicopter falling from sky

Leicester City helicopter crash: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The traditional minute's silence all league clubs hold at the home game closest to Remembrance Sunday was perhaps given additional poignancy by the events of Saturday evening and the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

A club statement said: "Guards Polo Club was sad to learn over the weekend of the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, founder and patron of the King Power Polo Team".

The 27-year-old, PFA Players' Player of the Year in Leicester's title triumph in 2015-16, said he has found it hard to sleep in the last two days after the death of a man he grew to know well during his time at the club.

Cardiff executive director and chief executive Ken Choo was respectful of Leicester's wishes and offered his sympathies.

Pearson is credited with saving Leicester from relegation in 2014-15, his side winning seven of their last eight matches, before he was sacked after disagreements with the board.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when the aircraft spiralled out of control, crashed and burst in flames outside the King Power Stadium following Leicester's Premier League game against West Ham United on Saturday. Their match against Tubize on Saturday will go ahead.

'It is with extreme difficulty that I write to express and offer my honest condolences and support to the Srivaddhanaprabha and wider King Power family, ' Pearson said in a statement on Leuven's website.

The Algerian global was a key player in Leicester's miraculous Premier League title win in 2016, joining the club from French side Le Havre two years before.

'His quiet yet authoritative aura, presence and personality have had an immeasurable influence on English football.

"This most definitely ensured the belief that sporting miracles can happen".

"Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made a very important contribution to the Premier League victory, as he'd arrive 30 minutes before the game to embrace everyone".

The Foxes confirmed the book will remain open for 14 hours every day "for the foreseeable future".

The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it had recovered the flight data recorder and would continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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