Dramatic CCTV captures moment Leicester owner’s helicopter spirals out of control
Harrowing CCTV has captured the moment Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed seconds after take-off before crashing and killing all five passengers. Footage shows the billionaire’s helicopter taking off from the King Power Stadium in a seemingly routine manner before it appears to malfunction above a line of trees. It then spins out of control mid-air before hurtling towards the ground and bursting into flames. The billionaire perished with his assistant Kaveporn Punpare and Nursara Suknamai, a Thai beauty queen turned PA, when the aircraft spiralled into a ‘dead man’s curve’ when its tail rotor apparently failed. The helicopter’s hero pilot Eric Swaffer and his girlfriend co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz also died – but potentially saved hundreds of lives by crashing away from the crowds of fans who saw Leicester play West Ham.
Today the Air Accident Investigation Branch [AAIB] confirmed they have found the aircraft’s black box recorder and will be forensically examining the wreckage and crash site before moving it to Farnborough, Hampshire, by Friday. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is carrying out an investigation into what caused the Agusta Westland AW169 helicopter to crash a few hours after the Foxes’ 1-1 result against West Ham. It is believed to be the first accident involving an AW169 aircraft. In a statement the AAIB said: ‘We recovered the digital flight data recorder on Sunday afternoon and one of our inspectors travelled back to Farnborough with the recorder the same evening. 3 minutes to read. 4 minutes to read 3 minutes to read.
Leicester helicopter crash: Horror CCTV footage of spiral emerges
HORROR footage of the moment Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter spiralled into the ground before killing everyone on board has emerged. Football is in mourning after the Leicester City owner was killed after the side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday. His helicopter took off from the pitch shortly after the match, but crashed into the ground before exploding into a ball of fire. Now CCTV footage has emerged capturing the tragedy, which also killed pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz along with staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nursara Suknamai. The video shows the helicopter rising and then rapidly hurtling towards a car park outside the King Power Stadium.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it had recovered the black box and experts are investigating the crash. Today, Leicester stars Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel were among players consoling Vichai’s family as flowers were laid to rest at the ground. Vichai’s wife Voramas and son Aiyawatt were there and were comforted, and in one emotional moment Vardy placed his hand around the latter. HORROR: CCTV footage has captured the moment Leicester City’s owner’s helicopter crashed. HURTLING: The helicopter seconds before it slammed into the ground.
COMFORTING: Jamie Vardy places his hand on the shoulder of Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. CHAOS: The helicopter exploded into a ball of flames.
Toyah Cordingley: Police release CCTV in hunt for witnesses who saw Cairns woman in hours before her death
Police have released CCTV of Toyah Cordingley at a popular market in Cairns hours before she was killed, in the hope of jogging the memories of people who may have seen her. The 24-year-old’s body was found on Monday last week at Wangetti Beach, north of the city. Police believe she was killed at the beach on Sunday October 21 while taking her dog for a walk. The video shows Ms Cordingley crossing at the Sheridan Street intersection at about 12:40pm that day. Detective Inspector Sonia Smith said detectives released the footage because they still wanted to hear from anyone who saw Ms Cordingley at Rusty’s Market on Sunday and who had not yet spoken to police.
Police also released an image of the 2009 light blue Mitsubishi Lancer sedan she was driving, which was found parked in the southern car park at Wangetti Beach on Sunday afternoon. Anyone who saw the car on October 21 between noon and 7:00pm is being asked to contact police. Police have also been seeking information from a family thought to have left the beach at 1:30pm that day. Inspector Smith said police were particularly looking for information about Ms Cordingley’s movements shortly before her death early that afternoon.
CCTV footage: 2 Women swallowed by ground
Warning: Video contains images that some viewers may find disturbing. A horrifying video has captured the exact moment a sidewalk collapsed, swallowing two women in the city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. The CCTV footage, which has gone viral, shows two women causally talking to each other before the pavement in front of building opened up right beneath them. Local media reports identified the women – one is a doctor and another, a nurse. The incident took place in front of a building at around 4pm on Wednesday in a district of Diyarbakir.
The two were walking along the pavement before stopping to talk to each other. Within moments, the sidewalk collapsed, swallowing both of them. Miraculously, the two managed to escape with only some minor injuries. The footage was released by Turkish security forces, and has since gone viral after being shared thousands of times. Local media reported that the two women were taken to a hospital, and were later discharged after undergoing treated for some light injuries.
Police and fire department officers were sent to the scene to investigate.