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'When life gives you 2nd chance': Couple's selfie after Latam plane crash goes viral

A couple posted a selfie on Twitter moments after surviving a plane crash. The post was shared by Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi and featured him with his wife and the damaged plane in the background.

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Couple's selfie after Latam plane crash goes viral.
Couple's selfie after Latam plane crash goes viral.

In Short

  • A couple posted a selfie on Twitter after surviving a plane crash.
  • The selfie posted by Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi went viral online.
  • The selfie came moments after a LATAM Airlines plane crashed on Friday.

By Shubhi Mishra: A LATAM Airlines plane crashed moments ahead of taking off from the airport in Peru’s capital Lima. It caught fire when it collided with a fire truck on the runway. Luckily, all the 120 passengers aboard the plane along with the crew survived the crash. A couple also shared a selfie, moments after the crash. Yes, you read that right.

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Generally, after a plane crash, a person might not be in the right place mentally. They can be scared and disoriented. But, this lucky couple decided to click a selfie and post it on social media. The picture was shared by Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi on Twitter and instantly went viral online.

The photograph featured him and his wife with the damaged LATAM Airlines plane in the background. Enrique's face was covered in a white, foamy fire suppressant chemical.

"When life gives you a second chance #latam," reads the caption of the post.

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The same picture was shared by a Facebook page called A320 Systems as well. "Selfie of the year. Glad they are okay," the caption read.

Netizens were quite divided after seeing the viral picture. While some users hailed the couple's courage, others called them insensitive.

"I would have done the same thing!" a user wrote.

Another user commented, "I find it so bizarre, in a neutral way, that people take selfies after surviving tragedies. I probably would do the same, feel an urge to document the experience. And the rest of us get to peek into such situations thanks to these pictures. It gives me such a weird feeling."

"A selfie laughing after two firemen died in the accident...social media really brings the worst out of people," a third user remarked.

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The LATAM airplane crash claimed the lives of two firemen, who were there on the runway. According to Reuters, the incident took place at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima on Friday.