SELFIE PRESERVATION: Plane Crash Survivor’s Astonishing Snap Moments After Flight Burst Into Flames

This is the astonishing selfie taken by a plane crash survivor just moments after he escaped when his flight burst into flames on the runway.

Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi can be seen with firefighting foam over his face and clothing as another unnamed passenger poses behind him.

The social media snap is captioned: “When life gives you a second chance.”

Media in Lima, Peru, reported how the terrifying blaze started on 18th November as the plane collided with a firetruck on a runway at Jorge Chavez International Airport

Horrifying footage shows one of the plane’s engines bursting into flames immediately before its undercarriage collapses.

The plane – identified as LATAM Peru flight 2213 – is seen sliding along the runway uncontrollably with flames shooting from the engine and fuselage.

No serious injuries were recorded among the 100 passengers and crew on board the plane, which was bound for Juliaca.

But two firefighters in the truck – named as Angel Torres and Nicolas Santa Gadea -were killed in the collision.

A third firefighter in the truck suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Callao with severe head and facial injuries.

At the time of reporting, he was on mechanical ventilation.

The firetruck is known to have been taking part in an emergency response drill at the time.

But there is confusion as to whether it had authorisation to move onto the runway.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Callao is investigating the incident, which delayed more than 200 flights.

One of the passengers Enrique Varsi-Rospigliosi, poses with an unidentified woman and the plane that hit a fire truck at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru, on Friday. Nov. 18, 2022. He shared a selfie with the plane after the accident. (@enriquevarsi/CEN )

Enrique’s selfie has been doing the rounds on social media.

At the time of writing, it had racked up more than 200,000 ‘likes’.

In a statement, Jorge Chavez International Airport said it “deeply regrets the loss of two members of the LAP [Lima Airport Partners] Aeronautical Fire Department”.