Published: Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Ex-Miss Universe Thailand Runner-up Killed in Fiery Helicopter Crash

Nusara Suknamai

Nusara Suknamai finished second in Miss Universe Thailand 2005. (Instagram)

Nusara Suknamai, a runner-up in Miss Universe Thailand 2005, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Suknamai was in the helicopter of Leicester Football Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha when it crashed an burst into flames on Saturday.

Nusara Suknamai was working for Srivaddhanaprabha and their group had just left the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England on board the private helicopter when the accident occurred.

Witnesses said the chopper looked to be out of control seconds after leaving the King Power Stadium football pitch. It crashed seconds later on a vacant lot just outside the stadium.

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Killed along with Miss Suknamai and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were the Leiscester chairman’s assistant and the helicopter’s two pilots.

The black box of the chopper has already been recovered as the investigation into the crash continues.

The news of Nusara Suknamai’s death comes as Thailand prepares to host the 2018 Miss Universe in Bangkok in December.

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