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      Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium

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      Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Oct 27, 2018 09:00:10 pm
      « Last Edit: Oct 27, 2018 09:08:29 pm by what-a-hit-son »
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #1: Oct 27, 2018 09:03:23 pm
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #2: Oct 27, 2018 09:13:52 pm
      F***ing hell.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #3: Oct 27, 2018 09:32:28 pm
      Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (owner), a family member and a couple of Pilots were the only people on board apparently :(
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #4: Oct 27, 2018 10:02:42 pm
      This sounds awful, reading the reports I can see no good news coming out.
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      Reply #5: Oct 27, 2018 10:04:15 pm
      This sounds awful, reading the reports I can see no good news coming out.

      Nope.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #6: Oct 27, 2018 10:32:37 pm
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #7: Oct 27, 2018 10:36:43 pm
      Sad news. He sounded like a good guy. It's tragic. It's awful for all those connected. I think we should wear black armband against Arsenal next week to show solidarity.
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      Reply #8: Oct 27, 2018 10:39:27 pm
      Absolutely horrible. Thoughts and prayers with everybody involved.

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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #9: Oct 27, 2018 11:41:41 pm
      SKY SOURCES: VICE CHAIRMAN NOT ON BOARD

      Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddanaprabha and Leicester Director of Football John Rudkin were not on board the helicopter, according to Sky sources.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #10: Oct 28, 2018 03:55:31 am
      Absolutely horrible. Thoughts and prayers with everybody involved.

      Sad sad news.  ynwa
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #11: Oct 28, 2018 08:20:55 am
      Been following it on the news this morning,absolutely horrific accident.
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      Reply #12: Oct 28, 2018 08:42:11 am
      Terrible news from Leicester, thoughts and prayers with the families of all those involved and Leicester City Football Club.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #13: Oct 28, 2018 08:58:23 am
      Very very sad news, helicopters are a bit dodgy in my opinion, far to often you hear of them crashing like this, because any kind of mechanical issue mid air and unless you have a superb pilot its game over, whereas in a plane, unless the wings fall off you can at least attempt a crash landing with a reasonable chance of surviving.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #14: Oct 28, 2018 10:18:10 am
      Very very sad news, helicopters are a bit dodgy in my opinion, far to often you hear of them crashing like this

      Yep horrible news and agree about helicopters in general.  It would not be a mode of transport I would use if I had bags of cash.  You hear far too often the names of very successful people and sports stars losing their life in them.

      RIP to all and condolences to their families.
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      Reply #15: Oct 28, 2018 11:58:22 am
      Rip terrible news.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #16: Oct 28, 2018 12:01:46 pm
      Very very sad news, helicopters are a bit dodgy in my opinion, far to often you hear of them crashing like this, because any kind of mechanical issue mid air and unless you have a superb pilot its game over, whereas in a plane, unless the wings fall off you can at least attempt a crash landing with a reasonable chance of surviving.
      another problem is in a falling helicopter you can't even use a parashoot because people will just end up being caught in the rotors and hard to jump when it's spinning anyway.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #17: Oct 28, 2018 10:18:29 pm
      What we all knew has now been confirmed.

      RIP

      YNWA

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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #18: Oct 29, 2018 03:01:08 am
      Shocking
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #19: Oct 29, 2018 05:04:12 am
      Absolutely awful news to wake up to. :(
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #21: Oct 29, 2018 08:06:04 am
      Terrible news. RIP.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #22: Oct 29, 2018 08:54:27 am
      Jeezuz, awful news. RIP thoughts with their families and all of Leicester FC  :'(
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      Reply #23: Oct 29, 2018 09:22:05 am
      Absolutely shocking RIP YNWA
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #24: Oct 29, 2018 09:32:03 am
      Very very sad. RIP
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #25: Oct 29, 2018 10:08:25 am
      He was such a very generous man not only to supporters but to the local community you can see why he was so loved by the Leicester city fans and the larger community.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #26: Oct 29, 2018 11:01:29 am
      another problem is in a falling helicopter you can't even use a parashoot because people will just end up being caught in the rotors and hard to jump when it's spinning anyway.

      That's not actually true Riba, the helicopter creates downwash so would actually push you downwards if you jumped out of it although you'd have to delay opening the shoot or you'd become tangled up in it, but if its hurtling to the ground anyway then you have little chance, but I think that would be similar in a plane as well. The thing I'm a bit confused about is that the helicopter had only just taken off, ie not much altitude, so unless it was a complete mechanical failure ie the rotors themselves seized up, then I don't quite understand why the pilot couldn't do a controlled emergency landing using autorotation. I'm thinking that this "accident" could be a bit more sinister than it first appears.

      In any case very sad indeed and RIP
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #27: Oct 29, 2018 02:57:39 pm
      Absolutely awful really. By all accounts a genuine man with a real passion for his club and adopted town.

      RIP.
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      Re: Helicopter carrying Leicester City chairman crashes outside stadium
      Reply #28: Oct 29, 2018 04:30:28 pm
      RIP and YNWA :(
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      Reply #29: Oct 29, 2018 08:34:30 pm
      Absolutely awful news. I'm as big a sceptic of football owners as many out there but you can't question the influence he has had on that club. It's rare that you get chairpersons who are more or less universally loved but he was and rightly so. For what his club achieved over two years ago remains the most remarkable achievement I have ever seen in football. His legacy lives on.

      It must be absolutely terrible for all associated at Leicester but most of all the families and friends of those who were taken on Saturday night in that dreadful incident.

      RIP to all.

      YNWA

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