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How Leicester City helicopter crash unfolded: In pictures

Helicopter landing on the Leicester City pitch after the game, Saturday 27 Oct 2018 Image copyright PETE WHITE
Image caption The helicopter landed on the pitch an hour after the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United finished

The helicopter cleared Leicester City's stadium but moments later it spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball, claiming the lives of five people including the owner of the club.

Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two staff members Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and pilots and partners Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz all died.

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Image caption The G-VSKP aircraft then took off with the passengers aboard and cleared the site
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Image caption A bang was heard shortly afterwards and the helicopter was seen spiralling out of control before crashing in flames
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Image caption It came down in a car park next to the stadium at about 20:30 BST
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Image caption Firefighters were immediately on scene, working to put out the fire and attempting to rescue the five inside
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Image caption Emergency services said it was likely to take several days to complete the investigation at the crash site
Image caption The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is working to establish the circumstances of the crash
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Image caption Thousands of flowers, scarves and tributes have been left outside the King Power Stadium since the crash
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Image caption On Monday, Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's son Aiyawatt and wife Aimon laid a wreath
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Image caption Many Leicester City fans have been paying their respects
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Image caption Players from the Fox Hunt Football Academy in Chaiyaphum, Thailand, also paid tribute at the stadium
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Image caption Mourners paused to remember those who died
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Image caption Many players and fans are using #TheBoss hashtag to pay respects on social media
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Image caption A book of condolence will be opened at the stadium from Tuesday morning, with an online version also to be set up

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