After Saturday evening's Premier League clash between Leicester City and West Ham United at the King Power Stadium, tragedy struck when a helicopter crash occurred in the club's car park.
Belonging to the Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, fans who had remained in the vicinity of the stadium captured the disturbing scenes as they unraveled.
Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) October 27, 2018
With emergency services arriving on the scene, the helicopter could be seen engulfed in flames. A frequent feature of games at Leicester City's home stadium, it has since been confirmed that the club's popular chairman was on-board.
As yet, however, there has been no confirmation of the expected fatalities.
In a remarkable demonstration of the sadness felt amongst those connected to the club, fans have been in the vicinity of the King Power stadium all day; leaving flowers and other tributes.
The crowd is getting bigger and bigger here at King Power Stadium. pic.twitter.com/MoDTaY3f1S
— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) October 28, 2018
A Nottingham Forest and Derby County fan, together, paying respect at Leicester City.
There have been thousands of people here today offering their sympathies and spending time with each other in a dignified and respectful way ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/sccrKxwsvo
— Ian Stringer (@StringerSport) October 28, 2018
Reporting from the scene in Leicester last night, Sky Sports relayed first-hand accounts of the incident.
At about 8:30 this evening, eye witnesses told me they saw the Leicester City owners helicopter take off from the pitch inside the King Power stadium – as it does after every game – and after a few seconds it appeared to lose control.
It sounds like there was a fault with the rear tail propeller, which meant it was sent spinning out of control and crashed in the car park at the rear of the King Power Stadium, just a few hundred metres away from where the pitch is.