witness, who was outside the airport office, saw the
airplane take off from runway 19, and after it reached
an altitude of about 100 feet, the engine quit. A few
seconds later, the witness thought he heard the engine
restart, then he heard a loud bang.
Another witness was standing by his parked airplane
about ¾ of the way down the runway. According to the
witness, the airplane took off "normally" just past
where the witness was standing, and when it had climbed
to about 100 feet, the engine completely lost power.
airplane leveled, the engine started again, and the
airplane continued a climb past the end of the runway.
The engine then began to run "rough," and the airplane
banked to the right. As it continued banking, the engine
"lost most of its power," and the airplane descended
while still in a bank. The airplane then disappeared
below a tree line, and the witness heard a single, loud