Air Travel

Source: independent.co.uk

You just can't make this stuff up! Ha! A flight in China was delayed for five hours after an elderly passenger threw coins into the aircraft’s engine for good luck. The 80-year-old passenger, surnamed Qiu, was boarding the China Southern Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou with her family when she stopped to make the ‘blessings’. Then she threw nine coins at the aircraft’s engine turbine. Concerned fellow passengers alerted airline staff.

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(hehe) Shouldn't laugh but you have to with stories like these.

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Tiffanee 25 days ago

In response to “(hehe) Shouldn't laugh but you have to with...

Every time I get on a plane from now on I'm going to be keeping an eye on the old ladies. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 25 days ago

In response to “Every time I get on a plane from now on I'm...

Yeah, like that is something new!

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Budwick 25 days ago

She should have known she was doing wong....

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Platinum 25 days ago

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There's no telling these days. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 25 days ago

In response to “She should have known she was doing wong....

She should only have said a player for the prane and let it go at that.

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Thinkerbell 25 days ago

Hey....never know what that delay avoided:) Ha!

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Carla 25 days ago

In response to “Hey....never know what that delay avoided:) Ha!

I don't think I'd get on that plane after that. Suppose she really threw 10 coins. :)

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Will_Janitor 25 days ago

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Hmmm...if one coin can take down a turbine jet engine.....i dont want to fly.

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Carla 25 days ago

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Hey! Nobody said how big they were. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 25 days ago

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true that one coin will probably not affect the flight that much but why leave it there? it would still cause damage.

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sh9683 24 days ago

I heard she had to pay an extra baggage surcharge for doing that.

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Thinkerbell 25 days ago

Wow .... I've heard of three coins in the fountain, but not the engine!

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JanHaskell 25 days ago

Her luck ran out with that joke. lol

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StarzAbove 25 days ago

How did she even get close enough to those engines in the first place, which must have been running since they were boarding?

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Linnster 25 days ago

does this elderly woman not realize that that could cause the plane to crash which would be the direct opposite of good luck?

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sh9683 24 days ago

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