The family of five people killed when their helicopter crashed in Snowdonia say "six children have lost their parents".
The aircraft had set off from Hulcote village in Bedfordshire on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 March.
It is believed local businessman Kevin Burke was travelling alongside his wife Ruth, his two brothers and one of their wives to Dublin. The aircraft came down in the Rhinog mountain range near Trawsfynydd.
In a statement released to the town's paper, the MK Citizen, the family say they need to "be left alone to deal with their grief".
Six children have lost their parents in this tragedy. At this stage the family wants to be left alone to be able to deal with their grief over this terrible loss and concentrate upon looking after the children.
Police have completed the recovery of all five people from the Milton Keynes area who died in a helicopter crash in Snowdonia.
An investigation has begun into what caused a helicopter to crash in the Welsh mountains
The search for a missing helicopter over the Irish Sea has been hampered by poor visibility.