Schmeichel sheds tears as he joins onlookers after Leicester helicopter crash

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was among the shocked onlookers who surveyed the scene after the helicopter crash at the Foxes’ King Power Stadium.

The Danish shot-stopper rushed to the scene amid hearing the sirens from emergency vehicles and shed tears at the carnage in front of him.

The helicopter belonging to Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha burst into flames after crashing shortly after taking off from the pitch.

It is reported Srivaddhanaprabha was on board but other passengers are, as yet, unconfirmed.

Schmeichel played the full 90 minutes as Leicester drew 1-1 with West Ham in Saturday’s late kick-off.

He joined Leicester in 2011 and was a key part of the side that shocked the world to win the Premier League title in 2015-16.

Former Foxes goalkeeper and England legend Peter Shilton witnessed the crash, and his wife described the scene.

Stephanie, 50, said: "We are both in shock on our way home. It happened straight in front of us as we were leaving the ground.

"We don’t know what has happened. It’s horrendous. We need to know if everyone is OK. That’s the biggest thing. We just hope that everyone got out OK."

A security worker at the stadium said: “The helicopter set off and just came straight back down.

“People were worried it might not have just been the owner aboard but other family members.

“It went up to the top of the stadium and started whizzing around. The tail lights just started spinning – all you could see was them going round and round.

“Then it hit the floor straight away and burst into flames. It was unexpected. None of the security staff expect to see this sort of thing.

“It was just utter carnage.

“We train for this sort of thing but it just never happens. Everyone is in utter shock. Everyone is shaken up.”

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