Kasper Schmeichel

Air accident investigators in Leicester say flight data and voice recordings have been successfully downloaded from the black box on the helicopter which crashed and killed the owner of the city's soccer club.

Just hours previously Leicester's players endured a rollercoaster of emotions as they beat Cardiff 1-0 in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who took over Leicester in 2010, received much praise for the way in which he ran the club and oversaw the Foxes' remarkable Premier League title win in 2016.

Goalkeeper Schmeichel was part of a delegation from the club which arrived in Bangkok on Sunday to attend Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral.


Leicester City boss Claude Puel admits there were a lot of tears after victory at Cardiff City.

Srivaddhanaprabha, the founder and CEO of King Power Duty Free, acquired Leicester City in 2010 when they were in the Championship. "We're a close knit group, like one big family".

And Schmeichel opened up about the impact seeing the crash has had on him over the last week, telling reporters: "I was on the pitch and I waved him off".

"It was tough", said Schmeichel, who had grief counselling during the week. "We came in on the Monday, there wasn't any training, it was more of people going for a walk, having little chats, obviously remembering all the good times from Khun Vichai".


"All the memories we've made together as a family, without him it would have never happened so again, overwhelming sense of pride to be part of it".

Fans wore identical t-shirts in the away end, and the entire Leicester playing squad and backroom staff lined up around the centre circle for a minute's silence before kick-off.

"I think everyone's going to have different reactions to it, some people will be affected more than others but I think the main thing is all coming together even stronger and making sure that we do Vichai proud".

A scheduled EFL Cup clash with Southampton on Tuesday was postponed, with Leicester players - who paid tribute to the 60-year-old at the ground this week - returning to action in the Welsh capital on Saturday.


"I thought the fans were fantastic in the circumstances, the respect they showed and the way they were together".

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