Leicester City helicopter crash: Victims all named (see photos)


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The victims of the Leicester City helicopter crash have all been named. Check them out now!

Previously, we shared video footage of the Leicester city owner's helicopter vibrating before it crashed. Then, the people on board the helicopter has not been identified and their names made available. However, a report made to the press has released their names. So we at Naijauto.com thought it proper to give you an update to that regard.

The victims on board the Leicester helicopter that crashed have all been named. They are five in number and here they are:

  • Leicester city billionaire owner,Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
  • His assistant Kaveporn Punpare
  • A Thai beauty queen named Nusara Suknamai.
  • Co-pilot Izabela Roza Lechowicz
  • The hero pilot Eric Swaffer who had steered the helicopter away from fans before it crashed outside the stadium. Both pilots are said to be in a relationship.

And according to investigations, this was the first time the helicopter, AgustaWestland had ever crashed. Here is what we know about the five victims of the Leicester City helicopter crash

1. The club owner- Mr. Vichai

Mr.Vichai, aged 60, is a billionaire married with four children. He bought Leicester City in 2010 for £39m (18 billion naira).

In 2016, Leicester City won the Premier League title under his ownership. After their league victory, Mr. VI chai made a donation of £2m to assist in building a new children's hospital. The beneficiary was Leicester Hospitals Charity.

The club owner has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as Thailand's fifth richest person.


The club owner has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as Thailand's fifth richest person

2. His assistant - Kaveporn Punpare

Kaveporn, age 33, is from Bangkok. He is a staff member and one of Mr. Vichai's personal assistants.


Kaveporn is one of Vinchai's assistants

3. Pilot - Eric Swaffer

Eric, age 53, was the pilot flying the helicopter. He is said to have been flying private jets for 20 years. He lived together with co-pilot Izabella Roza Lechowicz as a couple in Camberley Surrey.

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4. Co-pilot- Izabela Roza Lechowicz

Izabela, age 46, left Poland for the UK in 1997. She won the polka award. And according to the information on the Polish Embassy site, Izabel arrived in the UK immediately after she had graduated in Wroclaw, from a food technology course.


The pilot and co-pilot are in a relationship

5. Thai beauty queen- Nusara Suknamai

Nusara, age 32, was from Bangkok province. In 2005, she was the runner up for the beauty contest, Miss Thailand Universe. She went ahead to also win another title, Miss Photogenic and Miss Intercontinental Thailand. Miss Nusara was one of the chairman’s staff member.


Thai beauty is also a member of staff who was in the tragic accident

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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