2005 – N535BM – Felix Mestas – Velocity SE/FG – Punta Gorda, FL – 0

The pilot/builder of the accident airplane stated that the takeoff and initial climb were normal until the airplane reached about 200-300 feet, when the engine began “losing compression.” He further stated that the airspeed began to bleed off, so he lowered the nose to maintain 80 knots and turned the airplane back toward the runway. […]

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