Planes Are Not Wishing Wells, Stop Throwing Coins in the Engines

Lucky Air, a part of Hainan Airlines group, provides four-times weekly Anqing to Kunming Airbus A320 service. Last week a type of flights was cancelled as a result of planes aren’t wishing wells.

Another Chinese passenger grounded a airplane by tossing a coin into the engine. The passenger was already flying Lucky Air however needed some extra good luck for the flight.

Fellow passengers reported that cash had been tossed at the engine of a Lucky Air jet throughout boarding, and floor crew later discovered cash mendacity on the tarmac subsequent to the airplane, based on varied statements by the airline, airport authorities, and transport police.

Lucky Air Airbus A319-112 B-6221 by byeangel from Tsingtao, China through Wikimedia Commons

Although Channel News Asia stories the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 19 it seems to have occurred on Wednesday (right) October 18th and never Thursday the 19th based mostly on the flight’s cancellation:

A 76 12 months previous lady was taken into custody and the plane was grounded for additional inspection.

This follows an incident simply 4 months in the past the place an 80-year-old lady induced a six hour delay of a China Southern plane departing Shanghai by tossing 9 cash at the engine whereas boarding. One coin made it inside the engine, apparently.

Because she was 80 and genuinely appeared to consider her Buddhism instructed that this was needed to make sure her security enroute to Guangzhou authorities didn’t press prices. I do discover tossing 9 cash — slightly than eight — to be curious, nonetheless.

(HT: Meg Butler)

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