December 17th, 2008
Mladen Petric: Hard-Core Traveller
image via ZUMAPRESS/KEYSTONE Press for kickette.com
Nothing like a good nearly-plummeted-out-of-the-sky plane story to get everyone in the mood for holiday flights:
Croatian-cutie Mladen Petric was involved in a rather hairy airborne incident recently when on his way to appear on a German television show in Mainz. Mladen got on a small, private plane chartered by the TV station, which picked him up Hamburg (where he plays for HSV.)
When the airplane reached 10,000 meters, the air pressure valve broke and they quickly descended to 3,000 meters. Mladen says it was more than a little bit scary during that time:
“The pressure dropped, it was terrifyingly cold. I thought my head was going to explode. In an instant, water froze next to me.“
Trooper that he is, upon landing, Mladen popped a couple of headache pills, filmed the TV show, and then headed back out. On the same plane.
Let’s hope he had his man-bag with him to cuddle up to during the more frightening moments. Louis Vuitton always eases the darker moments in life.