I thought, why not? I figured if his bomb was real, I had nothing to lose anyway.
This MIGHT just be the craziest selfie anyone’s ever taken, and that’s not an exaggeration.
A man named Seif Eldin Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo yesterday morning because he wanted to see his ex-wife in Cyprus. And he had a BOMB strapped around his waist.
26-year-old Ben Innes of Leeds, England was a passenger on the flight. And when the flight landed in Cyprus and swarms of cops surrounded it . . . Ben asked Seif if they could take a picture together.
Ben says, quote, “I thought, why not? I figured if his bomb was real, I had nothing to lose anyway, so I took a chance to get a closer look at it.”
Seif was down for a photo, so Ben posed next to him with a grin on his face while a flight attendant took the picture. (Even though he didn’t take the photo himself, it’s a picture he got of himself . . . so does it qualify as a selfie?)
You get a perfect look at the bomb in the photo . . . which turned out to be fake, by the way.
Seif surrendered after a few hours and he was arrested. An Egyptian official said, quote, “He’s not a terrorist, he’s an idiot.”
Dr. Patricia Quinlan
It’s been decades since “MacGyver” was on TV, but we’re glad to see people like this keeping its spirit alive . . . in the best way possible.
Dr. Patricia Quinlan of Center Valley, Pennsylvania was on a United flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on Thanksgiving, when a 59-year-old man sitting in front of her fell out of his seat. When he didn’t get up, she realized something was wrong.
She used the plane’s defibrillator to figure out his heart didn’t have a blockage . . . but found his pulse was off, his blood pressure was dangerously low, and he was seriously dehydrated. So she had to use what was available to save his life.
She used her HAIR TIE as a tourniquet on his arm . . . used some little airplane bottles of whiskey to disinfect a needle . . . hooked him up to the plane’s IV bag . . . and had passengers shine the flashlights from their phones to give her enough light to work.
The guy finally came to after about 20 minutes, and he was able to walk off the plane when it landed in San Francisco.
CRANBERRIES singer DOLORES O’RIORDAN caused a disturbance on an international flight this week and it was bad enough that it got her ARRESTED when the flight landed.
She was flying from New York to her home country of Ireland yesterday, when she freaked out on the flight crew. We don’t know why, but she assaulted a female flight attendant, who reportedly suffered a BROKEN FOOT.
Then when they landed in Ireland, the police boarded the plane to arrest her . . . and she HEAD-BUTTED a cop.
Dolores was taken to the station, but complained she was feeling sick. So she was briefly hospitalized, then released. She hasn’t been charged with anything yet, and the police are still investigating.
Dolores hasn’t commented, so we don’t know her side of the story. But before the flight took off, a random traveler Tweeted, quote, “So Dolores O’Riordan just boarded our flight wearing a red and black superhero mask. #Strange.”
Wow. Acting like a zombie aboard a long flight is such a disappointment. Anyone over 21 should know there’s no need to argue. But let’s not linger on such ridiculous thoughts. Just forget about everything I said. OK, I’ll stop.