2 Women Detained After Throwing Coins at Plane in China

By Naomi Lounsbury, March 13, 2019

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(Un-)Lucky Air was recently hit with another case of superstitious passengers tossing coins at a plane that was preparing for takeoff, according to a popular Jinan-based Weibo account.  

The incident occurred on the evening of March 10, when two female passengers were noticed throwing ‘something’ from the departure gate towards Flight 8L9616, which was traveling from Jinan to Chengdu.

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Image via flightaware

South China Morning Post reports that the two women were immediately taken into custody after it was revealed that each had thrown a single RMB1 coin at the plane for ‘good luck.’ The coins were later discovered under the boarding steps.

READ MORE: Chinese Man Arrested After Throwing Coins into Plane Engine

According to one passenger, the women appeared to be in their 20s or 30s and were escorted off the aircraft by the police. Ecns reports that the women were detained for their stupid behavior, although it is unclear whether they will face charges.

The flight to Chengdu, which was originally scheduled to leave at 8pm, did not takeoff until 10.02pm.

It’s been less than a month since the last reported case of this idiocy, when a 28-year-old man threw coins towards the engine of Lucky Air Flight 8l9960 from Anhui to Kunming.

READ MORE: China to Suspend All Boeing 737 Max 8 Flights After Fatal Crashes

[Cover image via 全城大济南/Weibo]

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