When travels by plane, he does not respect one of the main security measures. A gesture that he decided to stop making since May 5, 2002.

had a habit of his own when he takes the plane. Indeed, as reported by Le Point, the president never buckles his seat belt when using this mode of travel. However, the instructions are clear on this subject: it is mandatory. Only, long before he became the head of state, he had already made a habit of not fastening his seat belt. In reality, it’s since Sunday May 5, 2002. While in France the second round of the presidential election between Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen is being played, is in Nigeria, where he is doing an internship at the French Embassy, ​​on behalf of his first year. at the ENA.

Only a few hours earlier a plane crash killed many people. EAS flight 4226 caught fire, just after takeoff, on buildings and a school in the working-class neighborhood in the north of the country. While the French were among the 150 victims, he was dispatched to the scene. But in the morgue, he was overwhelmed by the charred or dismembered bodies. Others were even cut in half because of the seat belt that was supposed to protect them. Shocked by the scenes he saw, he made the decision never to fasten that seatbelt in airplanes again.

is very threatened

While he is undoubtedly the most threatened president since General de Gaulle, prefers to take the risk of not buckling his seat belt rather than being cut in two in the event of an air crash. According to someone close to the Elysée Palace, more and more threatening letters are arriving at the Palace. “He’s a daredevil who says to himself: ‘At worst, I would be a hero.’ It scares Brigitte a lot“, he confided. Moreover, when he is taken to task in a crowd, he systematically goes into contact. He always wants to have a discussion with those who criticize him.

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received his Prime Minister, , at Fort de Brégançon.

Emmanuel Macron: this traumatic memory at the origin of a bad habit during his travels

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decided not to respect a flight instruction.

Emmanuel Macron: this traumatic memory at the origin of a bad habit during his travels

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was shocked after an air crash.

Emmanuel Macron: this traumatic memory at the origin of a bad habit during his travels

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The President of the Republic during a videoconference with the members of the European Council in Brégançon, August 19, 2020.

Emmanuel Macron: this traumatic memory at the origin of a bad habit during his travels

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President during the Ceremony of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Bormes-les-Mimosas on August 17, 2020.

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