This Pilot Survives Seven Plane Crashes in Just One Week

One lucky pilot named Dennis Collier has an impressive story to tell. He survived not one, not two, but a whopping seven plane crashes. The whole thing happened over one week, making the whole story even more sensational. Collier said the whole trip was doomed from the start. What did he mean? Time to find out! Scroll down for the full story.

How the Full Story Unfolded

This Pilot Survives Seven Plane Crashes in Just One Week

Collier had been avoiding crashes his entire piloting career, up to that fateful week. The whole thing unfolded a couple of years ago. Collier, an experienced pilot, decided he wanted to get back on track piloting. So, he bought an aircraft from an online site before ever seeing it in person.

Since the plane was located in California, Collier had to travel from Michigan to pick it up. Upon arriving, he learned some things that he didn’t like. Firstly, the plane hadn’t been used in more than two years. Worse still was the fact that the components of the aircraft weren’t installed properly. As if that wasn’t enough, the plane’s tail didn’t function perfectly, either.

And yet, in spite of all this, Collier decided he’d go through with the purchase. What followed were seven plane crashes across four states.

Surviving Seven Plane Crashes

The experienced pilot decided to go for a test flight with his new purchase at the end of June 2021. Flying an aircraft didn’t turn out to be just like riding a bike, though, because the pilot forgot to deploy landing equipment. So, the plane landed with a bang. But that was just the beginning.

The second time he flew the plane, Collier found out that the landing lights didn’t work, so he couldn’t see the runway. Again, disaster struck. Collier didn’t think that was enough, got it repaired, and brought it right back up the skies in no time.

The next time he landed hard on the runway, again damaging one of the landing lights. The rest of the crashes happened in Nebraska and several other states. In each of the accidents, something in the plane simply turned off.

Collier has said he’s had his fair share of piloting and accidents and that he’d definitely stay off buying planes online in the future.