A China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed for five hours while maintenance workers fished nine coins out of the engine, whence they had been flung "for blessings" by an "elderly passenger" from the boarding ramp, as she was brought onto the plane by her husband, daughter and son-in-law.
(Coins and jet engines, a projected outcome based on an image from Dyess Air Force Base)
China Southern Airlines told reporters that passengers were reminded to comply with civil aviation laws and regulations, which prohibit behaviour that could jeopardise the safety of the flight.
Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours
[Sarah Zheng/South China Morning Post]
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