NTSB Identification: CEN10CA398
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in Newark, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: BRADSHAW Quicksilver MX II, registration: N4469N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was on a local flight when the airplane sustained an in-flight loss of engine power. The airplane impacted a ditch during the off-field landing and incurred substantial damage. The pilot reported that the rotary-type ignition switch vibrated from the "run" position to the "off" position. The pilot did not hold a pilot certificate.

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

A total loss of engine power during cruise when the ignition switch vibrated into the "off" position, leading to the airplane's impact with a ditch during the off-field landing.

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