: Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash into Lake Norman Neighborhood

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A tragic small plane crash occurred Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood along Lake Norman, claiming the life of the pilot. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that Randy Mysliviec of Mooresville was attempting to land his single-engine plane at Lake Norman Airport. Unfortunately, he struck several trees before crashing into an abandoned house site.

The plane, with the tail number N539MA, took off just past 11:50 a.m. and ceased flying twenty minutes later at approximately 12:13 p.m. Flight history indicates that the plane made a loop over Lake Norman before crashing near a home on Adrian Lane.

Daniel Gregory, a resident of the area, described the harrowing incident, stating, “Heard my dad screaming, and when I came to the window right here, I just saw the plane coming through the trees and hit a loud bang,” Gregory said. “It kind of happened fast, and my sister immediately got on 911, and then I just ran over there and I kind of hopped in the plane to see if there’s anybody in there, found him in there.”

Despite the efforts of first responders to revive the pilot on the way to the hospital, Randy Mysliviec sadly did not survive the crash. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the incident. It may be about a month before any new information about the crash is released.

This is certainly a tragedy for the Mooresville community and a devastating loss for the family and loved ones of Randy Mysliviec. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.