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An airline passenger made light of a potentially terrifying situation by posting a selfie while wearing an oxygen mask as his plane made an emergency landing in Paris on Tuesday night.

TAP Portugal confirmed that the flight from Lisbon to Amsterdam had been diverted due to what they described as a "technical failure."

"So I've been on the worst flight of my life! But I couldn't resist to make a funny selfie!" Twitter user @JeyoTheKinPin wrote.

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