Those can happen once he gets on the ground intact, and should not be an operational concern. If the pilot had confessed to ANY sort of problem, he'd have gotten an even higher level of service from ATC, which is hard to fathom, because now all eyes, focus, and priority are on saving a pilot in trouble, instead of wondering "WTF is this hayseed doing???". Removing the uncertainty is the first step to getting assistance. I've never been on-freq when full ATC heroics were deployed, but I've heard a few youtubes/liveatcs/whatevers and they will absolutely do everything in their power for you, and their powers are profound. You just gotta say "help" === Once the crisis is over, the pilot would expect a friendly chat with the local FAA, and likely a 709 ride after some retraining and review. I've seen dudes go through it, it's a nothingburger. Think of it as a mandatory FR/IPC that addresses and improves whatever was lacking that day. It's not punitive, it's constructive.