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Estate of late Leicester City team owner sued over crash

BANGKOK (AP) The family of an employee of the Thai owner of England's Leicester City soccer team who died in a helicopter crash that also took her boss's life sued his estate and his family's duty-free business on Monday for 300 million baht ($9.8 million).

Former beauty queen Nusara Suknamai, 33, was one of five people killed when team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from the soccer field following an Oct. 27, 2018, Premier League match.

Vichai was one of Thailand's wealthiest businessman, who prospered through his family's ownership of the King Power duty-free chain, which holds monopolies at most of the country's international airports. Before his death at age 63, Forbes magazine estimated his business empire to be worth $4.88 billion, making him the fifth-richest person in Thailand at the time.


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