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The wreckage of the late Leicester City owner’s helicopter has been moved from outside the team’s stadium after the fatal crash.

A crane was seen lifting the mangled shell onto the back off a truck on Thursday, as the city continues to mourn the tragedy that left five dead.

It is not clear if the remains, which were wrapped in tarpaulin, were being taken away or simply moved to another area outside the King Power Stadium.

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The helicopter belonged to Leicester’s billionaire owner

A team from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recovered the digital flight data recorder from the wreckage on Sunday.

The AAIB would not confirm if it has now moved the helicopter as part of its investigation into why it crashed.

Crane moves helicopter wreckage
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The helicopter was seen wrapped in tarpaulin before it was loaded onto the back of a truck

The branch said on Monday: “Our inspectors are continuing to work with the police on site.

“We expect to be here until the end of the week, at which point we will transport the wreckage to our specialist facilities in Farnborough for more detailed examination.”

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It has not been confirmed if the helicopter wreckage left the scene

Leicester City FC’s late billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his aircraft came down outside the stadium on Saturday evening.

The other victims were two of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and Mr Swaffer’s girlfriend Izabela Roza Lechowicz, a fellow pilot.



Leicester City manager Claude Puel pays tribute to the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash




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Claude Puel has spoken of how Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha created a family atmosphere at the club.

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, who made his money in the duty free industry, was loved in Leicester for his to dedication to the football club.

The billionaire’s investment helped the Foxes become the 5000/1 winners of the Premier League in 2016.

The  French manager Claude Puel looks at the floral tributes left to the victims
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Leicester manage Claude Puel said it has been the hardest week in the club’s history

The wreckage of his aircraft has been moved as the team’s manager said the tragedy has left everyone “numb with sadness and shock”.

Claude Puel said it had been the hardest week in the club’s history.

The funeral for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death led to an outpouring of grief

He said in a prepared statement: “Seeing all of the messages, flowers and shirts outside the club this week shows the lives he has touched.

“He leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered forever and a vision that the club and myself as manager will take forward with us.”

Leicester will play Cardiff on Saturday after players and staff were keen for the fixture to go ahead.

There will be a minute’s silence prior to kick off and the players will wear black armbands.

More from Leicester helicopter crash

Leicester players and fans gathered outside the King Power Stadium to remember their chairman on Monday.

A sea of flowers, shirts and written tributes emerged outside the ground as people paid their respects.

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