It has been revealed that his son Kasper 'ran towards the burning helicopter' in order to help those on board. His brave efforts were in vain as Leicester owner
Shortly after Leicester City's 1-1 home draw against West Ham - the Leicester owner's helicopter lost control just minutes after take-off and crashed into a car park just outside the King Power Stadium.
Since the tragic incident on October 27th, Schmeichel has admitted his son is coping and is now a 'pillar of the Leicester community'.
Kasper has received praise over his respectable and sensitive handling of the situation - along with other senior players Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan - he has become the senior spokesman for their club during this difficult period.
The ex-Man Utd shot-stopper described his son as 'a respectful, thoughtful and sensitive man'
"He's done exceptionally well. He's come through a difficult time and I've tried to read his emotions and hopefully it won't be a big reaction," he added.
It has been clear to see the effect of the tragedy on the whole community - not just football fans -as Kasper Schmeichel