Police are now in a position to name the man who died in a light plane crash at Coromandel Forest Park.
He was 78-year-old James Albert Evans of Whitianga.
Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since Friday evening after being reported overdue around 4:25pm.
Our thoughts are with Mr Evans' friends and family at this sad time.
Issued by Police Media Centre