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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 2 months ago

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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 2 months ago

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Yeah, like that is something new!

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Budwick 2 months ago

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

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JD 2 months ago

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There's no telling these days. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 2 months ago

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

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Thinkerbell 2 months ago

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

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Carla 2 months ago

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

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Will_Janitor 2 months 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 2 months ago

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Hey! Nobody said how big they were. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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Thinkerbell 2 months ago

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

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JanHaskell 2 months ago

Her luck ran out with that joke. lol

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StarzAbove 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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