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Leicester City crash helicopter rotor controls failed

The helicopter which crashed killing Leicester City’s chairman and four others span out of control after a mechanism became disconnected, investigators have said.

An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report found cockpit pedals had disconnected from the tail rotor.

This caused the aircraft to turn uncontrollably to the right before it crashed near the King Power Stadium.

The AAIB said its inquiries into the 27 October crash are ongoing.

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz were killed in the crash.

A public memorial for Mr Swaffer and Ms Lechowicz – who police said was a passenger at the time of the crash – is taking place at Guildford Cathedral on Thursday.

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