The wreckage was detected in a valley approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Nakusp, near the community of Trout Lake B.C. The plane is believed to have hit the ground at a steep angle.
The registered owner of the aircraft is from Wynyard, Saskatchewan.
The four-seater Rockwell 112D single engine aircraft left Kelowna just before noon on Monday, and was heading to Saskatchewan. Another aircraft heard a distress signal at 1 p.m. PT.