TROUTMAN, N.C. – A tragic small plane crash near Troutman resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot, a Mooresville man, on Sunday afternoon. The pilot, identified as Randy Mysliviec by the N.C. State Highway Patrol, was attempting to land at Lake Norman Airport when the accident occurred.
First responders rushed to Adrian Lane after receiving a report of the small plane crash around 12:16 p.m. on Sunday. Personnel from Troutman Fire-Rescue, Mooresville Fire-Rescue, and Shepherds Fire-Rescue, along with Iredell County EMS, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol, all responded to the multiple reports.
Upon arrival, first responders found that the small plane had struck several trees before crashing into the site of an abandoned home. The pilot was trapped in the wreckage, prompting crews to use hydraulic tools and cutters to extricate Mysliviec. He was then transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center by Iredell County EMS, but succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The FAA will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. This incident serves as a tragic reminder of the inherent risks associated with flying private aircraft, and the importance of thorough safety protocols for pilots and aircraft maintenance.
In summary, a small plane crash near Troutman, N.C. resulted in the fatality of the pilot, a Mooresville man, as he attempted to land at Lake Norman Airport. First responders worked diligently to extricate the pilot from the wreckage, but unfortunately, he did not survive his injuries. The FAA will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.