Control fail led to crash
THE Leicester City helicopter which crashed killing the club’s billionaire owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and four others fell out of the sky after the controls failed, investigators have revealed.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said a pin became disconnected in the machinery that controls the tail rotor. This rendered pilot Eric Swaffer’s pedals useless, forcing the aircraft to veer to the right.
The Agusta Westland AW169 erupted in flames after it fell from 430ft outside the King Power stadium.