At about 18:30 EDT, an Ercoupe 415-C struck trees while maneuvering, seriously injuring the pilot. Witnesses reported the airplane was flying low over a private airstrip at a height of three to four feet above the ground. At the end of the airstrip the airplane pulled up and banked hard to the right. The right wing tip struck a tree. The airplane traveled about 1,500 feet and came to rest in a tree.