“Lucky” coins thrown into plane engine

Transport superstitions

Do you have any superstitious actions before you travel?

An elderly woman has delayed a plane for more than five hours, after she attempted to throw a handful of coins into its engine for good luck.

The passenger was boarding China Southern Airlines flight, from Shanghai to Guangzhou, when she threw nine coins towards the plane’s jet engine.

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