The 70-year-old pilot called 9-1-1 after he regained consciousness, and he was sitting upright and was answering questions when they took him to the ambulance.
I always liked Ercoupes. They’re slow and don’t carry much, but they’re neat-looking. I think it would be neat to polish one up and paint early-/pre-war AAF markings on it, put ‘B-12½’ on the nomenclature (because it reminds me of half of a B-25 if I squint), and name the slow little bugger ‘Putt-Putt Maru’. (That was the name on the nose of an actual P-38 Lightning during WWII – which the Ercoupe also resembles.) Of course that will never happen, since if I ever do get an airplane it will be something more practical.
Sad that a classic airplane was destroyed. Good that the pilot survived. Not a great place for an emergency landing.