That’s where military rescuers found it the following day. “They conducted a search of the immediate area and there was nothing to suggest that anybody walked away from the wreckage,” said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Peter Leon.
“It is rather unique,” Leon said. “We’ve had a number of tragedies involving aircraft. Usually when they find the aircraft, they find the pilot or the occupants.”
“It is entirely possible that the pilot could have exited the plane at any point,” he said.
The Transport Canada report pointedly noted that, “the pilot was not a parachutist or does not own a parachute.”
“University police have reasons to believe his actions likely were an act of self-harm,” Brown said in a statement.
The search has been put on hold but Leon said that police are hoping someone may find something. “We’ll obviously do whatever we can to try to locate the whereabouts of that pilot and follow up on any information that is received,” Leon said.