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Outpourings of grief over aviation disasters

Aviation disasters October 2018 - Leicester FC and Indonesia

Two aviation tragedies trigger outpourings of grief from around the world from families to football fans

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As if this month hasn’t brought us enough misery and tragedy our thoughts should go to the families of those on board the low-cost Indonesian airliner that crashed into the sea after taking off from Jakarta with 189 people on board.

The Boeing 737 was destined for the western city of Pangkal Pinang. predictably, there are no signs of survivors and the cause of the crash, at present, remains unknown.

Another airborne catastrophe saw the hugely popular owner of Leicester City FC die when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium.

Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed in the fireball resulting from the crash on Saturday.

The helicopter had just cleared the King Power Stadium when witnesses say it spiralled out of control and crashed on wasteland near the ground.

The football world is now in mourning for the club’s owner who, unlike some owners, had a genuine love for the game, its supporters and the players.

Grieving Foxes fans have left thousands of bouquets and scarves at a makeshift shrine at the club. Many have praised Srivaddhanaprabha, who took over Leicester in 2010, for the club achieving an incredible Premier League title victory in 2016.

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