Sports Investigation into Leicester City helicopter crash reveals tail rotor damage Published 5 days ago on December 6, 2018 By Jamie Hendricks Share Tweet The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), has filed their report into just what caused the helicopter carrying Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, to crash on October 27, and it has been discovered that there was significant tail rotor damage. Whilst the full investigation is still ongoing, the initial report suggests that the crash itself and the issue within the tail rotor can be closely linked. Video footage taken by a King Power Stadium staff member just seconds before the incident showed a brief burst of smoke firing out of the tail rotor as the helicopter attempted to gain altitude, though it’s unclear whether this is the cause of the damage to the part or indeed just a consequence of it. Srivaddhanaprabha and four others all lost their lives in the horrific accident, and it’s likely that the fact parts of the mechanism linking the tail rotor to the pilot’s pedals was no longer functioning contributed to the crash. The iconic image of the royal blue helicopter decked in club insignia was a regular one at the King Power Stadium, with the owner leaving almost every single home match in the same manner around an hour after the full-time whistle. Now, this time period overlaps with supporters leaving the stadium and on the evening of October 27, it remains a miracle that nobody else was caught up in the disaster. ‘The initiating cause and exact sequence of the failure that resulted in the loss of tail rotor control is being investigated as a priority,’ the report stated. A build-up of black grease and other material around the component had caused it to stop being responsive to the pilot’s controls. ‘The tail rotor system was first inspected at the scene, it was identified that the mechanism of the input lever wasn’t connected to the control shaft,’ the report continued. ‘The pin, the spacers and one of the locating bearings were all missing from the lever, the locking nut and pin support were also loose. ‘In the failing of the tail rotor, they joined together, (they must be separate components).’ This story was originally published by Marca Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next talkSPORT host Jason Cundy heaps praise on Xherdan Shaqiri’s impact at Liverpool this season Don't Miss Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Continue Reading You may like Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics19 mins ago Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC Sean “Diddy” Combs helped to make Cîroc a best-selling vodka — but he and scores of other celebs never said... Business1 hour ago How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Glossier, the hit e-commerce beauty brand that recently opened a flagship store in New York, announced Tuesday that it will... Local2 hours ago Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could... Local3 hours ago ‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?’ Google’s Chief executive Sundar Pichai went in front of US Congress to defend his company to lawmakers. He faced questions... Entertainment3 hours ago Duchess Meghan Gives a Sweet Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images A sweet statement! Duchess Meghan gave a... Most Read Local1 week ago Wilder v Fury: Stunning draw in the WBC world heavyweight title fight Sports5 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports5 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?