Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot and a small plane that crashed in a wooded area near LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com partner News 5 Cleveland reports.

The four-seat piper plane left Cincinnati at 10 p.m. Tuesday and was traveling to the Geauga County Airport but it didn't arrive, the television station said.

Its last location was around the reservoir, which is owned by the city of Akron.

"The plane was very badly damaged. It was in lots of pieces," Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand told News 5 Cleveland.

Read the full News 5 Cleveland report here.