Is it just us or is the world getting stranger by the second?
One of 4 British pax taken hostage on an MS flight yesterday posed for a photo with the hijacker and sent messages from onboard the aircraft to friends back in the U.K. He’ll be a legend down at the pub.
Ben Innes, aged 26, from Leeds, was one of the last 3 hostages to be released by Seif Eldin Mustafa before he gave himself up at LCA.
Innes sent the image of himself with Mustafa on the aircraft to a friend with the message, "You know your boy doesn't f*** about. Turn on the news lad!"
The health and safety executive (!) was on his way home from a work trip when his flight was hijacked.
Mustafa had forced the pilot of the domestic flight MS 181 from HBE to CAI to divert to Cyprus by threatening to blow up the A320, which was carrying 56 pax, 6 crew and a security official.
Mustafa was wearing a fake suicide belt, clearly visible in the photo with the grinning Innes.
On landing in Larnaca, he initially asked to speak to his Cypriot ex-wfie, who police brought to the airport. Foreign Minister Iaonnis Kasoulides said he then made a series of 'incoherent' demands before giving himself up.