Earlier today an EgyptAir flight scheduled to fly between Alexandria and Cairo was hijacked, and subsequently diverted to Cyprus. As it turns out, the hijacker’s ex-wife lived in Cyprus, and apparently he wanted to see her. Fortunately all the hostages were released and everyone is safe, other than the hijacker, who I assume will be serving some jail time.
But here’s the highlight of the story — check out the below picture a Scottish guy took with the hijacker. This guy was apparently one of the last few hostages (dozens were released earlier). At some point during the hostage situation he got a selfie with the hijacker, which he seems quite amused by.
— Jay Whatley (@JayWhatley) March 29, 2016
Via the Evening Express:
Ben Innes, who lives in Aberdeen, can be seen smiling next to a man who claimed to have an explosive vest.
Still in Cyprus, Mr Innes was in brief contact with the Evening Express this evening, and confirmed he was on the plane.
The health and safety auditor, is originally from Leeds, is understood to have been one of the final three hostages who left the plane before Mustafa surrendered to police.
I don’t know what to make of this, so I’ll just go with:
Either way, it gave me a good chuckle!
(Tip of the hat to @QuinnEnglish)