London : Phillip Carter, an honorary vice president of English Premiership club Chelsea, has died along with three others in a helicopter crash.
Carter, a millionaire businessman and one of eight honorary vice presidents of the club, his 17-year-old son Andrew and pilot Stephen Holdich were all confirmed dead Wednesday, having attended the Champions League semi-final match with Liverpool.
Jonathan Waller, 42, a close friend of Carter’s, was the fourth man killed after the Twin Squirrel aircraft, which was found virtually intact in Wansford, Cambridgeshire, crashed in the early hours Wednesday.
Carter is the founder of the firm Carter & Carter, which specialises in vocational training and employs more than 500 people in Nottingham.
The incident has tragic echoes of the 1996 helicopter crash that killed Chelsea’s vice-chairman Matthew Harding and four other men as they were returning from a match against Bolton Wanderers.