- Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crashed earlier
- The aircraft erupted in flames outside the club's King Power stadium
- The crash can reportedly be heard as football pundits talk after today's match
- Leicester had drawn 1-1 with West Ham moments before the helicopter crashed The moment the Leicester City owner's helicopter crashed outside the club's stadium can reportedly be heard as pundits talk about football in the BT studio.Shortly after Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham flames enveloped a nearby car park where Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter fell to the ground near the King Power stadium earlier tonight.A BT Sport broadcast appears to capture the sound of the helicopter bursting into flame as Jake Humphrey and Owen Hargreaves discuss matters of football on Premier League Tonight after the game.
A BT Sport broadcast appears to capture the sound of the helicopter bursting into flame as Jake Humphrey and Owen Hargreaves discuss matters of football on Premier League Tonight
Witnesses described the aircraft taking off from centre circle before hovering above the south eastern corner of the ground near Filbert Way before spiraling to the ground and erupting into a fireball.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha regularly left the King Power via his £2million Augusta Westland AW-169 helicopter but it remains unclear whether he was on it when it crashed.
The club confirmed he had attended the 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
Leicestershire police said in a statement: 'We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.'
The ground's perimeter was closed off and the stadium evacuated.
West Ham's team bus had already left but some Leicester players were still inside the stadium.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, a billionaire who was born in Bangkok in April 1958 to a Thai Chinese family, had bought the club in August 2010 and was named chairman in February 2011.
His retail company King Power has become a staple of the country's airports and the brand also own the naming rights to Leicester City's stadium.