The ”bomber” was anything but, but it did put the T into the word Tard a couple times over.

“I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing to lose anyway, so I took a chance to get a closer look at it,” he told the newspaper.

“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.”

Grinning Brit Posed With Plane Hijacker

The health and safety inspector’s mum tells Sky News she is “delighted he is well” and relieved that “everything is resolved”.

05:49, UK,Wednesday 30 March 2016

Cyprus hijack

A friend of Mr Innes said it was ‘completely like him to think it is funny’

A passenger who took a photo with the Cyprus plane hijacker has been identified as Ben Innes, a British health and safety auditor from Leeds.

He was reportedly one of at least two Britons held hostage on the EgyptAir jet after it was forced to land in Cyprus by a hijacker strapped with fake explosives.

Mr Innes, who is in his 20s and studied at the University of York, is seen with a massive grin, alongside his Egyptian captor, Seif Eldin Mustafa.

Ben Innes Pic: LinkedIn

Briton Ben Innes was reportedly among the hostages

The hijacker’s fake suicide belt, which later turned out to be packed with mobile phone covers rather than explosives, is clearly visible.


Mr Innes told The Sun he “just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity”.

More here.


One Response

  1. Good on you mate! if you’re going to go then what a way.

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