City chopper victims had little chance
TRAGIC Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had “minimal opportunity” to escape from his helicopter when it crashed just yards from the club’s stadium, an inquest has heard.
The Thai billionaire ( above) and four other people died when the aircraft spun out of control and burst into flames on October 27.
Leicester Coroner’s Court was told that all five victims had been scientifically identified and were seen on CCTV in the tunnel at the King Power Stadium shortly before the helicopter took off.
A police officer who gave evidence at the inquest said there was minimal opportunity for anybody else to have got in or out of the aircraft in the moments before the crash.
Speaking at the opening of the inquest Leicestershire Police Det Ch Supt David Sandall added that the investigation is ongoing into the cause of the crash.
Adjourning the inquest, Coroner Catherine Mason said that being the case she was not in a position to continue at this time.” HOLLYWOOD star Christopher Walken was a lion tamer before becoming a famous actor.