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.”
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.
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”.