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Aeroplane Crash

Aeroplane Crash.

An airplane crash symbolizes a negative part of one's life's journey. We use planes to travel to places that are far away, typically, the airplane is symbolic of an event, individuals, or emotions that are either in the past or are physically apart from you.

Emotions that are deep in the unconscious and have a long way to travel before they can get into your conscious thoughts. If you are flying on an aircraft in the sky this means that you will become wiser in life's journey. An aircraft featured in one's dream is believed to represent a spiritual journey. To dream of the aircraft being hijacked can indicate that you need to resolve an outstanding problem.


To dream of taking off and crashing in your dream denotes the importance of having independence and freedom. It may suggest that you need to move towards gaining independence in waking life. To have a horizontal plane dream means that things are going to become more positive. If the plane was flying upwards then everything will be settled, even though the plane crashed. Now, if you had a dream of a plane traveling vertically this suggests that there is a signal of you not getting what you deserve in life.

In your dream you may have…

  • Been followed by an aircraft that crashed.
  • Witnessed a plane crash.
  • Traveled on an aircraft.
  • Turned upside down.
  • Seen a high-altitude aircraft (such as a commercial airline) in the sky.
  • Been in the sky flying.
  • Taken off or landed an aircraft.
  • Seen an air hostess
  • Witnessed a hijacking of the aircraft.
  • Jumped out of an aircraft.
  • Seen an aircraft bombed.
  • Had a dream involving military aircraft.
  • Felt uncomfortable or that your safety is at risk.
  • Fell out of the sky in an aircraft.
  • Chased by an aircraft.
  • Watched war planes.
  • Felt frightened. When you woke up it was a relief!

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • A change of status is indicated if you dream of flying high in the sky.
  • Overall the dream is positive.

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Airplanes allow us to visit different destinations across the world but if they crash in one's dream this denotes problems in reaching goals. In a dream state the airplane can suggest that you may need to take off a new project, it can also be a symbol of fear. If your dream was adverse it may mean you will face problems in the future. A plane crash signifies that your life is seriously out of control. If you dream of actually crashing - then this dream suggests a failed mission in your life.

If you specifically dream of air turbulence then this is a time for new beginnings. If you are given or collect a commercial airline ticket then this dream represents the value that you have put on your services or talents. If you dream of seeing oxygen masks on the plane indicates you may get a surprise in the future. To loose your airline ticket means that you will have difficulty with accepting a proposal in the forthcoming future.

To see a commercial airline on the surface of water indicates your own self image. The message is that you should not be concerned about how other people view you. Often if something spiritual needs to be communicated it is important to do this face-to-face. To fly in an airplane in your dream may indicate a need to get a better view on your current problems. A parachute featured in your dream indicates that you need to slow down to prevent a loss.

Disturbing dreams in which you are being bombed, or witnessing a bloody aircraft crash scene is associated with issues and feelings that have been buried in the unconscious mind, but are still powerful and disturbing. The more powerful, vivid and disturbing this dream is, the greater the necessity to interpret and obtain therapy in order to put the past behind you. If you find yourself trapped inside an airplane indicates the need to escape from a situation in waking life.


Fighter planes featured in your dream indicate that you will encounter arguments in the near future. Consequently, to dream of war planes means that there is going to be unrest in your family over the next few weeks. Jet engines suggest you need to be able to listen to others. If your dream featured an aircraft with propellers then a relationship will naturally come to an end.

To dream of an airport crash scene, signifies that changes are afoot and that you will have many decisions to make. If the airport is busy this indicates you have many friends who can help you. To fall out of the sky in an aircraft means that a situation of the heart must come to an end. A commercial airplane represents successful paths through life. When part of your life changes it is common to dream of jumping out of an aircraft, this is a symbolic sign that times need to move forward for the better. If you are chased by a plane then this dream reflects that endings and new beginnings are on the horizon. To dream of military aircraft indicates the need for discipline in a situation related to your family or close friends.

If in your dream you are flying above 50,000 ft (14,000 m) then this demonstrates that your expectations are too high. Set your goals lower for a while. To dream that you are traveling in an aircraft that goes upside down suggests that things in your waking life have become mundane and you need to set yourself specific goals. Make sure these are taken care of over the next month. If your dream featured sporting aircraft, such as the red arrows then this signifies a spiritual sense of freedom is necessary in a situation. It can also mean that a friend has placed demands on your time. If your dream featured aircraft taking off above you this demonstrates that is important to not make wrong assumptions. If the aircraft dropped from the sky in your dream then you will have peace and love in your life over the next few months.

To dream of an air hostess indicates that obvious changes are going to occur over the next two months. To dream of watching a crash movie on a flight denotes that a new opportunity will provide you with a better lifestyle. If you are on an international long-haul commercial flight then you should emerge yourself in the community lifestyle as you will get great satisfaction in helping others. To dream of arriving in a new country, after being on a flight means you could also be involved in worthwhile community events. If you encounter any other person or stranger connected to an aircraft then this dream shows that sometimes you are living your life without sometimes considering other people's feelings.

A dream which features a crash in the planes cockpit should be interpreted as your sense of control in relation to work situations. Are you going into something unknown? Something that you have perhaps not done or seen before?


Our dreams are connected to our missions and our memories. If you dream of speaking to a stranger on the flight then this dream may signify that you are looking for a stranger to provide wisdom or guidance.

To dream of strange weather conditions on a plane indicates that your spiritual values and religious beliefs are connected to how smooth the flight was - the smoother the flight more in tune you are.

The ending of your dream is important. If it ended on a negative note then you're trying to please too many people instead of being firm about what you want to do in waking life.

It is important that you do not hide your true beauty and talent from the outside world.

If you dream of an airplane going upside down this can mean that you will need to be defensive. If you dream of a plane's engines this signifies that you hold both masculine and feminine potential in regards to a situation at work.


This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...

  • Moving up in the world in regards to your status.
  • Freedom of expression.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of an aircraft…

Relaxed. Scared. Angry. Insecure. Confused. Alone. Abandoned. Controlled. Enlightened. Scared. Self-conscious.

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