British Man Poses For Smiling Picture With EgyptAir Hijacker, Explains Why He Did It

What would you do if you are on a plane and some one has a bomb like thing strapped to his chest? You certainly wouldn’t pose for a photo, right?


But, Ben Innes, 26, had other ideas. Even after finding out that his plane has been hijacked and he had been held hostage, he managed to take a photo with the hijacker.

The EgyptAir flight which was bound for Cairo from Alexandria was hijacked and forced to be redirected to Cyprus by a man named Seif Eldin Mustafa.

All the passengers and crew of the flight were safe and the hijacker was arrested.

British journalist Paul Smith tweeted the picture:


In an interview with The Sun, Ben Innes said,  “I’m not sure why I did it, I just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity. I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing to lose anyway, so took a chance to get a closer look at it.”

“I got one of the cabin crew to translate for me and asked him if I could do a selfie with him. He just shrugged OK, so I stood by him and smiled for the camera while a stewardess did the snap. It has to be the best selfie ever.”

Dude has balls. You have to give credit where it’s due.