Jean-Luc Boujon, edited by Solène Delinger 12:31 p.m., January 20, 2022

It's a sad birthday today. 30 years ago to the day, on January 20, 1992, an Air Inter Airbus connecting Lyon to Strasbourg crashed on Mont Sainte-Odile, in Alsace. An air disaster, still unexplained to this day, which killed 87 people. But who miraculously spared 9 people. Among these 9 survivors, an eight-year-old boy, Romain Ducloz, who was traveling alone to join his mother, who lived in Strasbourg.

On the evening of January 20, 1992 at 7:20 p.m., Air Inter flight 5148, which provides the link between Lyon and Strasbourg, disappears from the radar screens.

There are 90 passengers and six crew members on the plane, which is due to land at Strasbourg Entzheim airport.

87 passengers lose their lives.

Romain and eight people, including an air hostess, survived.

Thirty years after the tragedy, he looks back on this night which marked his life at the microphone of Europe 1.

“I still think about it very often”

It is in a resort, in the Alps, that Romain Ducloz lives today.

At 38, he manages a ski shop during the winter season.

With his surfer look, his cool air and his dreadlocks, it is impossible to guess the drama he experienced 30 years ago.

Yet he thinks about it every day.

"It's always a bit complicated. I still think about it very often... about the wreckage of the plane and the victims, also the smell of the accident, the cold and a very long wait for help", he confides on Europe 1. 

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During this long wait, two adults will take care of the little boy, two men who are still today very dear friends for Romain.

For several years, he chose to live his life intensely.

"I'm a little all-out and I move a lot. I practice a lot of snowboarding, mountain hiking. I travel a lot, I change continents or go to other countries much further away," he explains.

Romain even takes the plane back.

"Only for long journeys, if I can avoid, I avoid", he specifies. 

Romain will not go to the commemorations

Romain also evokes the trial of the crash, and the injustice felt in the face of the absence of conviction.

Today, 30 years later, Romain thinks of all the victims of the disaster.

But this year, he will not go to the commemorations.

"It will always be part of my life. But indeed, there are other things now and I don't want to take the time for that, unfortunately. But I will be wholeheartedly with them",  

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