NTSB Identification: LAX94LA092.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 03, 1994 in AVALON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/03/1995
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N8013Y
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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AFTER DEPARTING THE AIRPORT, THE PILOT ELECTED TO FLY LOW BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAIN RANGES. WHILE FLYING THROUGH THE CANYON THE AIRPLANE STRUCK POWERLINES ABOUT 180 FT AGL. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE, AND RETURNED AND LANDED AT THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO SEE AND AVOID THE POWERLINES. A RELATED FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S POOR JUDGMENT IN FLYING AT LOW ALTITUDE.

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