09/27/2013 05:56 EDT | Updated 11/27/2013 05:12 EST

RCMP call off search for pilot of plane that crashed Wednesday into Hudson Bay

IQALUIT, Nunavut - RCMP have called off the search for the pilot of a small plane that crashed into Hudson Bay.

The Cessna 208 went down Wednesday about 500 kilometres east of Churchill, Man.

Police say debris from the plane was recovered, but there was no sign of the pilot, who was the only person on board.

RCMP would not release where the aircraft took off from or where it was heading.

Nunavut RCMP, the Transportation Safety Board and the Nunavut Coroner's Office are investigating.