MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A pilot says Xcel Energy is to blame for a strange crash on Interstate 70 in Mesa County.

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The crash is now the center of a lawsuit.

Brian Evans was flying in De Beque Canyon in 2015 when his plane hit power lines.

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One of the cables ended up hitting a vehicle. The driver of that vehicle is now suing.

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In response to the lawsuit, Evans said it was Xcel Energy who is at fault.

The Federal Aviation Administration has since revoked Evans’ pilot’s license.

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The agency says he flew his jet less than 500 feet above the canyon.

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