MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A tragic incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when a small plane crashed into a neighborhood along Lake Norman, resulting in the pilot’s death. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the pilot, identified as Randy Mysliviec of Mooresville, was attempting to land his single-engine plane at Lake Norman Airport when he struck several trees and ultimately crashed into an abandoned house site. The impact was witnessed by Daniel Gregory and his family, who were at their residence at the time of the crash. Gregory described the chaotic scene, stating that the plane came crashing through the trees with a loud bang, prompting his family to call 911. Unfortunately, despite efforts by first responders to administer CPR while en route to the hospital, the pilot did not survive.
The flight history of the privately owned plane with the tail number N539MA indicates that it took off just past 11:50 a.m. and ceased flying approximately twenty minutes later around 12:13 p.m. The path of the flight showed a loop made over Lake Norman before the plane crashed near a home on Adrian Lane. At present, the FAA and the NTSB are conducting an investigation into the incident, with the expectation that it may take up to a month before any new information about the crash is released. The community is left to mourn the loss of Randy Mysliviec, who was a resident of Mooresville. The crash has left the neighborhood in shock, and the investigation continues to unfold. This is a developing story and updates can be found on wsoctv.com.