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Former Beauty Queen Died Along With Her Boss In Leicester Helicopter Crash. Photos

A former Thai beauty queen was one of those killed when the Leicester helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off from the ground.

Nusara Suknamai, who worked for the club’s billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died alongside her boss and three others.

Glamorous Nusara came second in Miss Universe Thailand 2005 and Miss Photogenic in the same year.

She regularly posted images with top footballers at the club and her jet set lifestyle working for Mr Srivaddhanaprabha going to Leicester games.

Police confirmed the businessman, fellow employee Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died when the aircraft crashed outside the King Power Stadium.

Nusara often also shared fitness videos to her social media and posted pictures in Tokyo, Paris and Nice.

She attended Royal Ascot this summer and was at Wembley in May.

Her last Instagram post was a picture of her in red lipstick taken on Wednesday.


Pilot Eric has been credited with saving lives by guiding the aircraft away from crowds on the ground.

Paying tribute to Eric and Izabela, friend Lucie Morris-Marr, told Sun Online told Eric was the “ultimate professional” and “one of the most joyful and funny people I’ve ever met”.

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Eric is understood to have flown members of the Royal Family, the Dalai Lama and worked for Channel 4’s Big Breakfast and Virgin Radio during a 20-year career.

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Friend Lucie said the pair, who lived in Camberley, Surrey, loved travelling the world together.

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