A Chinese elderly woman threw coins to the plane engine “for good luck”, causing the flight from Shanghai to delay for 5 hours.
China Southern Flight 380 was delayed at Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport on Tues after an elderly woman threw coins into the engine for luck.. pic.twitter.com/wSSWJg9bcE
— Flight (@flightorg) June 27, 2017
The 80-year-old woman was “praying for safety” when entering the cabin. As she crossed the tarmac, she threw the coins into the engine.
Witnesses saw the elderly woman asking for blessings while walking with her husband, daughter, and son-in-law. After, witnesses reported to employees about the incident, which delayed the plane for hours since they were collecting the plentiful tossed coins from the engine.
China Southern Airlines commented:
“A senior passenger threw coins to the plane’s engine and delayed the flight.
The passenger involved has been taken away by police. In order to make sure the flight is safe, China Southern maintenance has conducted a full exam of the plane’s engine.”
After five hours, the plane took off and safely arrived to Guangzhou.
The airline would like to remind their flight guests to comply to all civil aviation laws and regulations to prevent accidents from happening.
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