Northern Territory Police are investigating a fatal helicopter crash that occurred in the Sturt Plateau, about 80km south of Mataranka, late on Thursday.
The 59-year-old pilot had not been heard from after contacting a station in the area informing of his intent to land.
A search effort coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) located the aircraft and pilot at 5pm on 9 December 2023.
The pilot was located deceased at the wreckage of his Robinson R22 helicopter.
Northern Territory Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will be conducting an investigation on behalf of the ATSB.