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Helicopter crashes in Snowdonia killing five people on board

The recovery of the bodies of five members of the same family who died when their helicopter crashed in Snowdonia has been completed.

With the family’s consent details of all 5 passengers are now confirmed as Kevin and Ruth Burke aged 56 and 49, Donald and Sharon Burke aged 55 and 48 respectively and 51 year old Barry Burke. All are from the greater Milton Keynes area.

Two of those on board the helicopter have been named locally as Kevin and Ruth Burke from Hulcote, near Milton Keynes.

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Recovery of bodies from helicopter crash resumes

Ruth and Kevin Burke ran a construction company. Credit: Facebook

The recovery of the bodies of five members of the same family who died when their helicopter crashed in Snowdonia has resumed.

The victims haven't been formally identified but their families are being supported by specialist officers from Thames Valley Police.

Two of those on board the helicopter have been named locally as Kevin and Ruth Burke from Hulcote, near Milton Keynes.

On what is thought to be her Facebook profile, Mrs Burke says she's originally from Dublin, the city where the helicopter was heading.

The profile was updated yesterday to read 'Remembering Ruth Burke'.

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North Wales Police have said that weather conditions are still very poor today.

Coupled with the very challenging and hazardous terrain and under-foot conditions, officers expect the process to take some time.

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