By: Nick Liard

The search for the missing pilot on Fairbank Lake is over as 61-year old Brian Hickey’s body has been found.

Greater Sudbury Police confirmed the news in a release, saying the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit found Hickey on Friday outside of the fuselage in the water.

The float plane sunk 130 feet under water after it crashed last Wednesday and there is still no cause of the crash at this time.

A 32-year old passenger was rescued by residents in the area on Wednesday and suffered minor injuries.

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