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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Five bodies found in Snowdonia missing helicopter search

The helicopter was flying from the Luton area to Dublin, with the search focusing on the Snowdonia area

North Wales Police have confirmed that the crash site of the missing helicopter has been found, along with the bodies of the five people on board.

The aircraft crashed in the Rhinog mountain range near Trawsfynydd.

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