EDMONTON - A pilot is dead after a plane crashed into a remote lake south of Fort McMurray Friday.
The Transportation Safety Board says a single-engine Cessna 185 float plane crashed sometime before 2:30 p.m.local time killing the male pilot -- the only occupant in the aircraft.
The plane departed from Fort McMurray to the destination at the lake 48 km south of the northern Alberta city and crashed about 45 minutes later, TSB officials said.
Jon Lee, a TSB investigator, said the plane was privately registered.
"It was basically conducting operations in support of geo-survey activities," said Lee.
The crash is still under investigation and the victim's name has not been released.
Rescue teams are still trying to find a missing pilot of a plane that crashed into a lake in Ivanhoe Lake, N.W.T., Friday.
Mounties say dive teams from Regina RCMP will head to the crash site on Saturday.