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5 bodies found after helicopter crashes in UK mountains

British police say mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland.

The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after taking off Wednesday from Luton airport near London.

The British and Irish coast guards searched over the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountain range in north Wales.

North Wales Police Supt. Gareth Evans of said wreckage and bodies were found Thursday in "very difficult and challenging terrain" in the mountains.

He said weather conditions were "atrocious with visibility down to less than 10 meters (yards) in places."

Police haven't released the victims' names.