Le­ices­ter City: he­li­copter ro­tor con­trols failed

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The he­li­copter which crashed killing Le­ices­ter City’s chair­man and four oth­ers spun out of control af­ter a mech­a­nism be­came dis­con­nected, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said. An Air Ac­ci­dent In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch (AAIB) re­port found cock­pit ped­als had dis­con­nected from the tail ro­tor.

This caused the AW169 air­craft to turn un­con­trol­lably to the right be­fore it crashed near the King Power Sta­dium.

The AAIB said its inquiries into the 27 Oc­to­ber crash were on­go­ing. Le­ices­ter City owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha, two mem­bers of his staff Nusara Suk­na­mai and Kave­porn Pun­pare, and pi­lots Eric Swaf­fer and Iz­abela Roza Le­chow­icz were killed in the crash.

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