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On Thursday, North Wales Police Supt Gareth Evans confirmed the crash site had been found by an expert mountain rescue team who have experience of the difficult Rhinog mountains located between Trawsfynydd and Harlech. Visibility is said to have been poor around 10 metres.
The bodies of all five people on board are now in the process of being recovered. The alarm was raised when the Eurocopter vanished from radar contact near Caernarfon Bay.
It is thought that a flight plan had been properly filed as police say they had no knowledge of a planned landing in Caernarfon, when enroute to Dublin. Next-of-kin have been informed, following the opening of an official investigation by a team of investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Board who are already on site.
Police have withheld the exact location of the accident "as bodies have yet to be recovered from the remote and hazardous mountainous terrain."
The coroner for NWWales, Dewi Pritchard-Jones, has opened an investigation, however formal identification of the bodies, has yet to take place.
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