Contrary to earlier media reports and a subsequent blog posting (since deleted), it has now been concluded that the aircraft involved in the fatal accident Friday afternoon was Hopper Developments Cessna U206G ZK-SKT. The aircraft crashed while attempting to takeoff from a strip located 6km northwest of Marsden Point, Northland, killing the pilot and injuring occupants of a vehicle it clipped during the failed takeoff.
Photographed at Ardmore 09Mar 2008. Mike Condon photo
More on ZK-SKT can be found in a Blue Bus blog posting in January 2009: