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80 year old woman detained for Performing a ‘Goodluck’ Act on Plane

An 80-year-old Chinese woman while preparing to board a flight at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, was seen throwing coins into the engine of the plane “for good luck”. 
The flight crew were alerted by passengers who saw her throwing the coins from the boarding staircase and she was immediately taken away for questioning which caused a 5 hour delay for the flight due to engine checks and inspection.

The elderly woman, who is a Buddhist, said she threw the coins to pray for safety on the flight. The Airline, China Southern airline said that only one of the nine coins she threw made it to the engine, which on its own is enough to cause technical problems and possible engine failure.

This case was taken serious due to the recent incidences involving aircraft Engines developing faults midair.

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