NTSB Identification: LAX01LA153.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 22, 2001 in White Water, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: HOLT CHRISTIAN EAGLE II, registration: N32MJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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The airplane collided with power lines while flying at low level in a desert canyon. A witness reported seeing the airplane flying at a low altitude in level flight in a canyon. The airplane banked right, rolled level, and then banked left. During the left bank, the right wing impacted power lines and pieces of the airplane separated. The airplane then spiraled to the ground. The engine sound did not change.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate clearance from the power lines during an intentional low level flight.

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