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100 days on: how a city and a football club came together after the Leicester helicopter crash

  • It's 100 days since the night a helicopter belonging to the Chairman of Leicester City Football Club - Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed outside the stadium, killing five people.
  • Here is how Leicester, and the football club, have come together in the weeks after the tragedy.

It's been a difficult time and I don't think really it's properly sank in.

You still expect him to appear at some point.

It's been difficult but the fans have united with the players, and the players have been strong together as a team.

– Amy Ginetta, LCFC fan

Fans left hundreds of flowers, shirts and scarves outside the stadium in tribute to those who died.

But one fan left behind something particularly dear to him.

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I stood there and I saw people bringing their shirts and scarves and I thought I never brought anything to leave.

I just looked down and saw my trainers and thought 'nah' but then I thought I'll never get another chairman like we've had.

So I just took them off and left them.

– Darren Hall, fan

In the weeks that followed, the funeral ceremonies for Khun Vichai began in his native Thailand. The Leicester players flew out to take part and pay their respects.

Fans organised a 5000/1 march through the city, ahead of Leicester’s match against Burnley, their first home game since the crash.

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The flowers outside the King Power stadium were respectfully moved by volunteers to a location were they could be preserved and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited to pay tribute to a man they knew personally.

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In a time when our football clubs have become huge global enterprises, you came out to thank Vichai for making the fans the true owners of this club.

– Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
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The Air Accident Investigation Branch have published their initial findings, describing in stark detail what happened when the helicopter crashed, and the catastrophic damage to the aircraft.

They are expected to publish their full report later this year.

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