North Wales Police say worsening weather conditions and the difficult terrain mean efforts to recover the bodies of the victims of the Snowdonia helicopter crash might have be suspended until tomorrow.
Specialist officers are recovering the bodies of the five people on board before the wreckage of the aircraft itself is taken away.
A investigation into the cause of the crash, led by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), is now underway.
Owing to the nature and remoteness of the terrain, the poor weather conditions and the absolute need carry out this delicate task with sensitivity and dignity this may take some time.
Their recovery is not just important to their families, but also the investigation as it may help identify any contributory factors. Formal identification is yet to take place and this may take some time.
The force repeated its call for members of the public to keep away from the area, and also asked for anyone who might have seen the helicopter flying over Snowdonia on Wednesday to contact them.
Relatives have paid tribute to five members of the same family who were killed in a helicopter crash in Snowdonia.
North Wales Police have completed the recovery of all five people who were killed in Wednesday’s helicopter crash in Snowdonia.
North Wales Police say the victims were all adults and members of the 'same extended family' from the Milton Keynes area.