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

Churchill, manitoba

Debris from the plane crash was found about 500 km east of Churchill, Man. The location of Churchill is shown on this map. (Google map)

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.

One person was on board the Cessna 208 when it left Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Wednesday on a training flight. It was expected to fly north and then return to Sault Ste. Marie half an hour later.

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

With files from CBC News