MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A tragic incident occurred on Sunday afternoon as a small plane crashed into a neighborhood along Lake Norman, resulting in the pilot’s death. The pilot has been identified as Randy Mysliviec, a resident of Mooresville who was attempting to land his single-engine plane at Lake Norman Airport. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the plane struck several trees before crashing into an abandoned house site.
Daniel Gregory, a resident at the site of the crash, recounted witnessing the plane approaching their home before the devastating impact. The privately owned plane, with tail number N539MA, had taken off just past 11:50 a.m. and ceased flying twenty minutes later around 12:13 p.m., indicating a distressing turn of events.
The flight history reveals a loop made over Lake Norman before the crash, ultimately leading to the tragic end near a home on Adrian Lane. First responders performed CPR on Mysliviec on the way to the hospital, but unfortunately, the pilot did not survive.
Investigations into the incident are underway by the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board. It may be a month before any new information about the crash becomes available.
The community mourns the loss of Randy Mysliviec, and authorities continue to work to understand the cause of this devastating event. This is a developing story, and updates can be found on local news outlets.