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Scary stuff.

Jaguars running back Fred Taylor boarded the single-propeller, 15-seat plane in Africa, chatting about the safari he had just been on with Samari Rolle, Lito Sheppard and their wives.

A few minutes later, the group shared another unforgettable experience.

The plane door flew open at around 6,000 feet, causing panic and prayer before the pilot landed at a nearby runway.

"I thought that was it," Taylor said following the final day of Jacksonville's three-day minicamp. "I put my head down and started praying. The runway was about two miles away, but it seemed like it took 10 or 15 minutes to get there."

Taylor joked that it was the first time he felt like he was near death "since I was playing for (coach Tom) Coughlin."

Lito was on a tour visiting several African countries learning history and going on safari.

I'm not sure what's scarier, being in that plane or thinking of the Eagles secondary with no Lito Sheppard...