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Man Tosses Coins Into Plane Engine Before Takeoff

Updated: May 14, 2022

Before boarding his flight on Beibu Gulf Airlines flight GX8814 in China, Mr Wang thought it would be a great idea to throw 6 coins into the planes engine for good luck and to "pray for blessings".

As you can see in the photo the coins were wrapped in a red paper, which possibly makes them even more lucky, we aren't too sure. One thing that we do know for sure is that ground staff noticed some coins on the ground during the pre-takeoff inspection.

Mr Wang's fellow 147 passengers and the plane staff were disgruntled when they found out that their flight had to be cancelled and rescheduled for the next day due to safety reasons.

Whilst this is really bizarre we were shocked to learn that this has happened multiple times before! Apparently last year a Chinese man by the name of Lu Chao threw some coins into a planes engine for good luck and earned himself a $17,600 USD fine to compensate the airline which comically was called "Lucky Air".

A word to the wise, if you want to throw coins for good luck, it is best to throw them into a wishing well, don't compromise your plane and throw them into an engine that is about to take you thousands of feet into the air!

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