06/03/2012 02:50 EDT | Updated 08/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Investigators remove helicopter wreckage from the site of B.C. crash

TERRACE, B.C. - Investigators are braving dangerous avalanche conditions while removing the wreckage of a helicopter crash in northwestern, B.C.

Three people were killed Friday when the A-Star 350 helicopter went down on Sleeping Beauty Mountain near Terrace, B.C.

Police say investigators encountered a small snow slide during the recovery of the bodies Saturday.

They say Transportation Safety Board investigators continue to remove wreckage from the crash site.

Bailey Helicopters has confirmed that one of the pilots killed in the crash was 45-year-old Peter Bryant.

Police say they have now identified all three men killed in the crash but won't confirm their identities until next of kin have been notified.