Controlled Flight Into Terrain: the pilot’s term for when the aircraft is under positive control by the pilot; he just happened to try to fly through a granite cloud. Usually, that’s not something discussed in the first person.

In this case, posted by our friends at BoldMethod, the Beechcraft Bonanza pilot continued under visual flight rules (VFR) into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). That’s a big no-no, and has prematurely terminated many lives.

Somehow, at the last possible second, this pilot dodges the mountain just enough to survive... but not so much to completely avoid hitting it.

I hope he turned in his license after this one. This is not good aeronautical decision making.