On December 31, 2023. at 1216, Troutman, Mooresville, Shepherds and Mount Mourne, along with the NC State Highway Patrol, responded to multiple calls for a plane crash in a backyard on Adrian Lane. Arriving units confirmed a plane had crashed, it was on the ground and the pilot was trapped in the plane. Troutman crews stretched a protective hoseline while Mooresville Rescue 1 began extrication. The pilot was extricated and transported to an LZ for a medevac. The pilot went into cardiac arrest and was transported by ground to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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