Police say emergency workers have recovered the body of a pilot whose plane crashed into a small, manmade pond in Houlton, in northern Maine.

State police spokesman Stephen McCausland said the pond was being drained Thursday in order for workers to get to the wreckage and recover the body. WCSH-TV reported that police are not releasing the identification of the plane owner or pilot until the family has been notified.

The plane was upside down in the water off White Settlement Road with only one wheel visible above the surface.

The twin-engine plane was flying out of Canada and scheduled to arrive in Houlton around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Numerous police agencies, the Maine Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including the U.S. Border Patrol and Houlton Air Unit, were called in to help search for the plane in the morning after it failed to land as expected.

The pilot is believed to have been the plane’s sole occupant.

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