Five dead in helicopter crash

A helicopter that set off from a private address in Hulcote near Milton Keynes crashed on its way to Dublin, killing all five on board.

Police confirmed the red Twin Squirrel helicopter came down in the Rhinog Mountains area of Snowdonia.

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'Six children have lost their parents': Family grieve after helicopter crash claims five lives

Local businessman Kevin Burke and his wife Ruth are thought to have been on board. Credit: Facebook

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.

– Family spokesman

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