One burnt body was visible amongst the wreckage, while authorities continued to search for another.
The Balaghat police quickly responded to the scene upon receiving information about the crash.
According to police, the pilot was accompanied by a female trainee pilot.
The plane in question was a trainee aircraft from Birsi Airport in Gondia district, Maharashtra, which crashed near the border of Balaghat district, approximately 40 km away from the district headquarters.
Police said plane crashed in the dense forest of village Bhakkutola, under the jurisdiction of Kirnapur police station in the district.
Video footage captured at the scene depicts a body amongst the wreckage. Cause of the crash are yet unknown.
Meanwhile, a crowd of villagers has gathered at the site, and the police officers and team present are conducting an investigation.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is scheduled to arrive in Balaghat on March 20 to participate in the Ladli Bahna Yojana program in Lanji tehsil, which is adjacent to Kirnapur.