A small plane pulling a Geico banner crashed UPSIDE DOWN into a house in Northglenn on Monday.

Luckily the pilot survived with no major injuries, and no one was home when it happened . . . even the two dogs and the pet lizard inside weren't hurt. But the crash DID start a fire.

Luckily the pilot also happened to be a trained FIREFIGHTER. His name is Brian Veatch, and when he realized the house was on fire, he jumped out of the cockpit and started battling it with a GARDEN hose.

It's not clear how much damage the fire caused, but the fire department eventually put it out.

And here's the WEIRDEST part. It also turns out Brian used to OWN the house. The police don't think he crashed into it on purpose, it was just a crazy coincidence. Apparently he lived there from 2000 until 2003.

According to Brian's boss, he was supposed to fly the Geico banner over a Colorado Rockies game. Then the plane lost power, and he was trying to land in a nearby field.

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