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Dreaming About a Plane Crash – Interpretations and Scenarios

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Dreams about plane crashes can be terrifying, leaving you feeling helpless and frightened upon waking up. They can turn the nicest of dreams into nightmares in a second. If you’ve had a dream about a plane crash, you may be feeling anxious about it and wondering if it could mean that something bad is about to happen. However, as unpleasant as they are, these dreams are common and can help you to become aware of certain things that may be going on in your waking life. 

What Do Airplanes in Dreams Symbolize?

An airplane in a dream often symbolizes something new in your life or some sort of change. It can be anything such as a new dynamic in your relationship or achieving a goal you’ve been working toward for a long time. Our brains tend to use these visual metaphors to physically represent powerful symbols in our dreams. In the case of airplanes, the signal is usually that something new is happening in your waking life.

Dreams about airplanes typically have something to do with the path and journey that you’re on in your waking life. The airplane in your dream can represent certain aspects of your life such as the people you interact with daily, new people you meet, your emotions, and certain experiences you may go through. 

Dreaming about a Plane Crash – What It Could Mean

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A plane crash dream can be a powerful sign that you may soon, if not already, be dealing with some major obstacles in your waking life. These obstacles could be keeping you from achieving your goals. This dream could also mean that you have set some unrealistic or unachievable goals that you may need to rethink.  

If certain things in your life have caused you to deviate from your path toward reaching your goals, this dream could be giving you a sign that it’s time for you to make some changes. Once you have done so, you will most likely be able to move forward and stay focused. 

Dreaming about a plane crash is a possible sign that you may not feel empowered or confident enough about yourself and your decisions. Your subconsciousness might be telling you that you won’t be able to achieve your goals unless you begin to see your value. If you don’t give yourself more credit and have more faith in yourself, your lack of confidence could easily side-track you from achieving your desired goal. 

A dream about a plane crash could signify that you feel as though you’re not in control of your life. This loss of control may be temporary or permanent and it could be filling you with negative emotions, dread, and anxiety, which is why your subconscious mind triggered this dream. It could also be an indication that your efforts have gone to waste, symbolizing a sense of failure and loss of hope.

While there might be many reasons why you’re not able to gain control in your life, one thing is clear, your dream is likely telling you to start thinking about the ways that you can take control once again. 

Plane Crash Dreams – Some Common Scenarios 

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·      If You’re Watching the Plane Crash 

If you dream of seeing a crashing plane, it could have something to do with your sense of ambition. It’s possible that you have set extremely big and unrealistic goals and you feel disappointed that you haven’t been able to achieve them yet. 

If this is the case, you may have to tone it down a little and think about making some alterations to your plans. You may also need to look at things from a different angle to get a new outlook on life. 

Strangely enough, this dream could also have a positive interpretation. It could mean that you’re about to get some good news from someone at work, a family member, or a friend.

·      Dreaming of Your Loved Ones in a Plane Crash

This dream scenario is one of the worst and most frightening as it may make you feel that something bad is about to happen to your loved ones. However, it could simply mean that you’re afraid of losing someone dear to you. This is quite a common dream, especially if your loved one has fallen ill, or you have reason to be concerned for their safety. 

If your loved one is too involved in your life and always tries to control you, you may have a dream about them being in a plane crash. It could be telling you that you need change and you long for freedom. Perhaps this person has a great influence on your life, and you’ve been doing everything following their advice. However, you may need to think about learning to make your own decisions and standing up for yourself. 

·      Dreaming about Walking Through the Debris

Dreaming about surviving a plane crash is quite unusual as most people wake up the split second before the plane hits and their heart starts racing. 

If you survive the crash and see yourself walking among the debris, your dream could be telling you that something is wrong with your waking life. If you’re going through some major problems, you may need to get the help and support of a loved one to deal with the issues. 

However, if the problems are too much for you to handle, you could try seeking professional help. 

·      Dreaming about Fire During a Plane Crash

If you remember seeing fire in your plane crash dream, it could mean that you’re battling with strong emotions in your waking life. The dream could be a sign that you’re overwhelmed with anger or frustration and need to work on controlling your emotions. 

It could also be letting you know that you need to calm down and think about your life. There may be certain things that you need to change to live a happier and more stress-free life.   

·      Dreaming about Dying in a Plane Crash

This is a powerful dream scenario that can symbolize that you’ve given up on something important in your waking life. 

It could be something that you loved or were passionate about and now you have completely lost your passion and motivation. It could also mean that there’s no way of going back or fixing what happened. 

Wrapping Up

Dreams about plane crashes may seem unpleasant and strange, but as you can see, they can be useful in alerting you to the fact that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.

If you see such a dream, make sure to write it down as soon as you wake up, taking note of all the details you observed, regardless of how insignificant they may be. 

Then, think about your current situation in your waking life. You may notice certain things that your subconscious mind could be trying to alert you to by showing you this dream. 

Nina Jay

Nina Jay

Nina Jay has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.