Power Loss on Takeoff

Nov. 2/14-A privately operated Cessna 172 (C-GZZG) was departing a private farm strip approximately 4 NM east of Manning AB (CFX4) for a local pleasure flight. Shortly after liftoff, the pilot experienced a momentary loss of engine power (TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL, O-300-B). The aircraft descended into trees in a nose low attitude. The aircraft was destroyed by a post impact fire after the occupants escaped. The pilot was hospitalized with serious injuries and the sole passenger escaped with minor injuries.