Dougal Brett of Waterloo Station — died en route to RDH.
"Dougal Brett was a character, an industry leader and he's loved by the northern pastoral industry," Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association chief executive Tracey Hayes said.
He leaves behind his wife Emily and three children, as well as his parents, who also live on Waterloo Station.
"They're a well-known family, a terrific young family," Ms Hayes said.
"Devastating for Emily, his young family, his parents, brother, and all involved at Waterloo.
"Dougal was a much-respected industry leader, a real character, a really hard worker."Tracey Hayes said.
Jim Pola M.D.M. sends sincere condolence to the Brett Family
"It's gone down on a river bed on the border of Waterloo and Kildurk station in Timber Creek," Supt Harrison said.
"Unfortunately Careflight attended and the pilot died en route to Darwin."
Supt Harrison said Air Safety investigators will be attending the crash site, possibly on Tuesday.The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.