Passenger Arrested after Throwing Coins at Plane’s Engine for Good Luck While Boarding

A flight was delayed and a man was arrested after he threw coin at the engine of the plane he was boarding.

The incident occurred in central China and was caught on CCTV. The 31-year-old man is seen throwing coins towards the engine while boarding the plane with his family. As a result of the man’s superstitious actions, Hainan Airlines flight 7783 departing for Urumqi, Xinjiang was delayed for 40 minutes.

The man was later detained, telling authorities that he threw the coins at the engine for good luck at the urging of his mother-in-law as his child was traveling on its first flight.

Source: Air passenger caught throwing coins at plane’s engine while boarding to pray for a safe flight

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