Police in Walse find missing helicopter with bodies inside

Date Published : March 30th, 2017    Published By : admin

Police in North Wales have confirmed that the wreckage of a helicopter they were searching for with five people on board has been located. The bodies of five people have been found inside the wreckage.

Gareth Evans, Superintendent, North Wales Police said the details of the victims were not being released by police but specialist officers were supporting their families.

The helicopter was a privately-owned Eurocopter AS55 Ecureuil 2 (Twin Squirrel) and is believed to have left Luton to fly to Dublin, via Caernarfon Bay, before disappearing yesterday afternoon.

A search of the Irish Sea and Snowdonia was launched at around 4.15pm yesterday after the Distress and Diversion system lost radar contact with the helicopter.

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