Prince William and Kate were scheduled to fly with their kids on the doomed Leicester City helicopter

WILLS and Kate were scheduled to fly with their three kids on the doomed Leicester City helicopter.

The Duke of Cambridge was friends with pilot Eric Swaffe and excited about taking his family on the AgustaWestland aircraft.

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Prince William and Kate were scheduled to fly on the doomed Leicester City helicopter shortly after it crashed[/caption]

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Club boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in the crash outside the King Power Stadium last year[/caption]

Seconds after taking off from the King Power Stadium a year ago today, the helicopter suffered catastrophic mechanical failure.

Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two staff, pilot Eric and fiancee Izabela Lechowicz died.

Izabela’s sister Kate, 35, said: “Prince William got on really well with Eric — they had flown together a number of times.

“William had told Eric, ‘next time it will be with Kate and the kids’. He said it will be a nice day out for him and the family.”

Kate, from London, spoke ahead of a private ceremony today.

The Duke and Duchess were set to fly with their three kids as William thought it would be a nice day out for the family
PA:Press Association
Kate Middleton carried flowers to lay among the thousands of tributes
They paid their respects at the stadium after the tragedy, with William saying he was ‘lucky’ to have known club chairman Vichai
PA:Press Association


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