City chop­per vic­tims had lit­tle chance

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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.

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