A helicopter owned by Leicester City soccer club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed and exploded into flames outside of King Power Stadium on Saturday, multiple British media outlets, including The Guardian and Sky Sports, reported.
One witness said he saw Leicester player Kasper Schmeichel run out of the stadium towards the scene of the crash.
It is not known how many other people were on board the helicopter.
Leicester City released a short statement confirming that a “major incident” had occurred near the stadium, and that it was assisting police.
The game kicked off at 17:30 and finished about one hour before the helicopter took off.
A spokesperson for Leicester City Football Club said: “We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The Club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.”
“I have seen staff, backroom staff of the first team in tears here this evening,” Stringer adds. “The reception area is described as silent, people are looking around and crying and not knowing what to do and consoling each other.
“I rushed out and there were four fire engines and loads of police,” witness Megan Blockley told talkSport.