After surviving a plane crash, passengers are either too disoriented and shaken to think or injured to do anything.
In most cases, people use their phones to talk to their loved ones or make other emergency calls.
But this couple used their phone to take a selfie after surviving a disastrous plane crash. And by doing so, they have left the internet baffled.
A firetruck crashed into the plane as it was taking off from the Jorge Chávez International airport in Lima, Peru on Friday at about 3:30 pm, said reports.
Reports later confirmed the accident claimed the lives two firefighters, Angel Torres and Nicolas Santa Gadea, who were there on the runway. But no passengers or crew aboard the plane were killed.
One lucky couple, that managed to escape the plane without suffering any injuries, saw it fit to take a selfie with the damaged plane in the background.
Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi, who is believed to be the man in the photo, shared the image with the caption: “When life gives you a second chance #latam.”
The photo quickly gathered steam online and was even shared on the Facebook page A320 Systems.
The photo quickly gathered steam online and was even shared on the Facebook page A320 Systems with the caption: “Selfie of the year. Glad they are okay”.
While some users saw the funny side, many said the couple should’ve realised that lives were at stake when they were clicking photos.
One person wrote: “It’s very sad for the relatives of the firetruck. Perhaps the people in the picture weren’t aware of the fatalities or perhaps were just so relieved to have survived themselves. In the moment they maybe didn’t think it through and were saying to their own family they were ok. We who comment weren’t in the accident so can’t know their thinking.”
“This could have been a major disaster. Everyone on the plane is extremely fortunate,” added another.