I’m sure you think you’ve seen every version of a selfie a person can take, from selfies while giving birth to selfies after accidents. But something tells me you’ve probably never seen anything like this: a man taking a smiling selfie with an airplane hijacker. Yep, welcome to today’s world.

Early on the 29 March 2016, a tense standoff took place after a man named Seifedeen Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir flight. That should be a pretty scary situation, but it didn’t bother 26-year-old Ben Innes, who instead decided that this was the perfect time to go viral.

No word yet on why the hell Innes would be OK doing this, but chances are he had already learned that the “suicide belt” was a fake and Mustafa was just an idiot causing a commotion for no reason.

Also, this has yet to be confirmed as legit, but is apparently a text exchange between Innes and his friend about taking the photo with the hijacker:


The standoff between Mustafa and police ended after six hours and saw Mustafa hold 62 passengers hostage, with Innes believed to be one of the last ones allowed to step off the plane.

It’s easy to laugh this one off knowing everyone is OK now, but man, that’s a selfie that will at least go down as one of the most memorable moments in Innes family history.

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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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