Police find remains of pilot whose plane landed at Cornwall airport

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This is a Cessna 182, the same type of plane that crashed after leaving the Cornwall Regional Airport last year.

CORNWALL Ontario - The remains of a pilot who landed his small plane at the Cornwall Regional Airport last November have been found.

The OPP said this week the body of Wilfred Oscar Burnside, 64, of Owen Sound was found April 30 in the area of Big Sand Bay on Christian Island on the shores of Georgian Bay.

An autopsy confirmed the remains belonged to Burnside.

The 64-year-old pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 182 that crashed Nov. 7 hours after leaving the Cornwall airport.

Debris from the plane turned up on the shores of the Georgian Bay on Nov. 9.

Search efforts were led by the Royal Canadian Air Force supported by the Canadian Coast Guard, OPP ground and water units as well as volunteers with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Organizations: Cornwall Regional Airport, Canadian Coast Guard, Cessna 182 Canadian Air Force Civil Air Search and Rescue Association

Geographic location: Cornwall, Georgian Bay, Owen Sound Big Sand Bay Christian Island

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