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Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

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Work to remove the wreckage of the helicopter which crashed near to Leicester City's stadium is under way. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft came down just after taking off from the King Power Stadium.Mr Vichai's funeral is to begin in Thailand on Saturday.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it would begin examining parts of the wreckage. An AAIB spokesman said "the recovery operation is under way", adding that the helicopter would be inspected in detail at its specialist facilities in Farnborough "by the weekend". ...
Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Sports
TRAGEDY The Thai businessman and popular Leicester owner died in the horrific incident on Saturday following the Premier League game against West Ham Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium, it has been confirmed. In statement released on Sunday, Leicester announced the 60-year-old was one of five people to have lost their lives in the horrific incident a day earlier. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took over Leicester City in 2010 Srivaddhanaprabha was spotted boarding the helicopter on the King Stadium Power Stadium pitch – as he did after every home match – approximately an hour after Leicester’s Premier League clash with West Ham o...
Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finishes first flight tests from LCS

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finishes first flight tests from LCS

Business
July 9 (UPI) -- A MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finished its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado, U.S. Navy officials said. The crew of the Coronado and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1, or VX-1, conducted combat simulations to evaluate the Fire Scout on target identification, intelligence and surface warfare, the results of which will help the Navy decide how best to use the rotorcraft. "The results, lessons learned, and recommendations reported on following this underway test period are absolutely invaluable to the future of the MQ-8C Fire Scout's mission effectiveness and suitability to perform that mission," Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ervin, the lead for the VX-1 unit on Coronado, said in a press release. The VX-1 is the test unit for the F...
Redoine Faid: Paris helicopter prison break for gangster

Redoine Faid: Paris helicopter prison break for gangster

World
A notorious gangster is on the run after escaping by helicopter from a prison in the Paris region.Redoine Faid was helped by three heavily-armed men with assault rifles.Two gunmen in balaclavas used smoke bombs and angle-grinders to break into the visitors' room where Faid was talking to his brother.A third man in the prison courtyard guarded the helicopter and its pilot - a flying instructor whom the men had taken hostage.The helicopter flew to the nearby Gonesse area, where it was found by local police.Faid, 46, has been serving a 25-year sentence for a failed robbery during which a police officer was killed.This is the armed robber's second prison break: in 2013, he escaped after seizing four guards as human shields and blowin...
Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Nasa is sending a helicopter to Mars, in the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.The Mars Helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency's Mars rover when it launches in 2020.Its design team spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to "the size of a softball" and cutting its weight to 1.8kg (4lbs).It is specifically designed to fly in the atmosphere of Mars, which is 100 times thinner than Earth's.Nasa describes the helicopter as a "heavier-than-air" aircraft because the other type - sometimes called an aerostat - are balloons and blimps. Soviet scientists dropped two balloons into the atmosphere of Venus in the 1980s. No aircraft has ever taken off from...