The nearly two week search for a missing airplane in northeast South Dakota is over.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department reports the wreckage of an airplane was found Monday, three miles north of Aberdeen.

On the night of October 9th, a single-engine Cessna took off from Aberdeen bound for Oakes, North Dakota, but it never arrived. Since then, extensive air and ground searches have been conducted.

F-A-A records indicate the plane was registered to a Hecla, South Dakota man.

Brown County Emergency Manager Scott Meints says weather may have played a factor in the plane going down.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the pilot found in the wreckage Monday.