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BBerson

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Looks like the prop on the orange plane just barely missed hitting the wing. Then the fuselage hit the wing tip and yawed it left. Might even be some orange paint on the damaged tip.
 

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Just because an Ercoupe is in a building with the nose down is not proof that it crashed nose down. It could easily have impacted in level flight and simply came to rest nose down. The heavy end is the nose.
 

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Happened near us. My father knew him from among the local flying community. If he was in an Aerolite, its not what we've seen him normally fly, which may have been a factor.
If he took off from the airport and turned back before landing in the trees, I’d guess power failure rather than unfamiliar plane (unless the failure was due to unfamiliarity... ie- fuel shutoff valve, etc).
 

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He probably should have kicked full rudder with the rapid aileron instead of rudder after, like he said.
Ailerons can reverse with no rudder.
 
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