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This image made from video shows a burning helicopter in a parking lot outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester England shortly after a Premier League game on Saturday Oct. 27 2018

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people killed when a helicopter came down outside Leicester's King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

The four other victims were employees Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz, who was also a professional pilot.

But witnesses said the helicopter seemed to spiral out of control moments after it set off from Leicester's King Power Stadium at about 8.30pm on Saturday and plummeted into the vehicle park.

Rebekah Vardy and her Leicester City striker husband Jamie (pictured top) were seen breaking down in tears as they paid their respects to the club's late owner at a memorial today.

Mahrez, who looks to be really finding his feet at City now, says he always wanted to play tonight's game despite a hard couple of days.

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"Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course".

The Algerian spent the entirety of his Foxes career under Srivaddhanaprabhaha's tutelage and was a key member of the side that won the Premier League title in fairytale fashion in 2015/16 under Claudio Ranieri.

Aiyawatt and his mother, Aimon, also visited the site on Monday and were applauded by fans as they laid a wreath at the memorial, where a mural of Vichai is likely to remain permanently.

"I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years".

Having taken over in 2010, Leicester's owner spearheaded the move to bring back a red away kit in 2014-2015 and again in 2016-2017 for their Champions League debut season.

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A minute's silence will be observed before kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium and players will wear black armbands in Vichai's honour.

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.

Meanwhile, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) continue to conduct its investigations as it tries to establish what caused Saturday's tragedy. "But even with that, we have a lot of things to improve, individually and collectively".

Leicestershire Police said on Twitter that their drone was not in flight when the helicopter left the stadium.

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