18 a long time ago, the RAF currently had a fear in the air

the vital Before yesterday's misadventure, the Ruthenian club had now endured a theft in 2004 to go to Bastia.

You have to imagine that Rodez Aveyron's football was born below a blessed star. Sufferer of a theft on his way to Guingamp yesterday, the blood and gold club skilled a related precedent 18 many years ago. And the good thing is he received away with it just about every time without also lots of outcomes, if not a great scare.

On 7 November 2004, the RAF, then in CFA, went to Corsica to deal with the Bastia reserve. The trip is scheduled by aircraft, the working day just before the assembly. The then president, Joël Pilon, created accessible a Beechcraft 90 that belonged to his airline, Air Midi Center. This will aid motion and market much better recovery.

The doorway opened 5,700 meters over the Mediterranean

Presented the aircraft's ability, the 15-person delegation had to be transported on two spherical journeys. But not almost everything experienced gone as planned on the to start with flight. 20 minutes before arriving at their spot, when the airplane was 5,700 meters higher than the Mediterranean, the passenger aspect access doorway out of the blue opened.

"There was a big puff ... and no more doors!", he then informed Régis Brouard, the Rodez coach now in demand at ... Bastia. With the lever, newspapers, telephones, baggage and outfits flew absent. The 8 passengers, attacked, remained seated, but ended up still left with a terrific fright. In particular Patrick Videira, now reserve mentor ... of Bastia. Sitting in entrance of the target, the midfielder uncovered himself facing the void, saved by the seat belt, which he experienced mounted just prior to.

After the astonishment and immediately after the pilot's advice, "we gathered in the front of the cabin, close to the cockpit, to warm up"defender Laurent Poujol documented. A required precaution, due to the fact immediately after opening the door the temperature inside of the machine has dropped to - 15 levels, due to the altitude.

"When we lay down and clung to it, I did not dare glimpse behind me, for worry of seeing that Patrick Videira had been sucked in"regarded Régis Brouard. "The moment clustered in entrance, it was longdone midfielder Freddy Castanier. But the pilot reassured us. He hardly ever panicked, though we later learned that he was also very terrified. "

"We have been lucky…"

The conclusion of the journey then went smoothly. "We have been fortunatesums up Laurent Poujol. The doorway, which hung below the aircraft, may perhaps have hit the propeller. And there ... "

The survivors of the air ended up joined in Bastia by the rest of their squad customers, transported by a different plane. They performed the match scheduled for the up coming day, inspite of the mishap, and scored a obvious victory (3-). A pretty anecdotal final result right after the anxiety knowledgeable in the sky.