I thought the luckiest pilot-man alive might be this guy at our very own airport two years ago, who (illegally/dangerously) attempted a single-engine take-off on a twin-engine plane, and crashed it into an adjacent cornfield, but walked away.

But now I read an accident abstract from last month’s COPA Flight magazine, this CADORS report

TSB reported A11P0138: The privately registered Aero Comp Air 6 was landing at 100 Mile House, BC (CAV3). During the landing, the elevator trim assembly separated from the control stick at touchdown. Full nose up elevator trim occurred as a result and the aircraft began to bounce out of control down the runway. The pilot executed a go-around and the aircraft struck a tree with the left wing. The damaged wing was affecting controllability causing a roll to the left. The aircraft then struck a second tree and tore off the damaged material allowing the pilot to regain roll control. The aircraft was then able to divert to Kamloops (CYKA) and make a landing without further event.

A quick review: during the landing roll, the airframe breaks. Instead of stopping, the pilot elects to take off. The airplane hits a tree and damages a wing – another important part of the airframe. The airplane hits another tree, and damages the wing again enough to break off the broken piece. The pilot continues the flight with a three-times-broken vehicle for perhaps an hour, over mountainous terrain. He walks away. Congratulations (?).