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Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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More like how good luck superstitions can be bad luck.

Other passengers saw her actions and alerted the crew. Just a 5 hour delay.


A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported.

Passengers boarding the flight reportedly saw an elderly woman throwing coins at the engine for blessings from the middle of the boarding staircase and alerted the crew.
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After maintenance crew inspected the aircraft, they found nine coins in one engine.
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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:44 PM
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Wow, truth is stranger than fiction.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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Maybe... Just maybe, the delay stopped a mid air collision? It coulda happened. The coins could have been lucky after all.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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Perhaps she has dementia or Alzheimer's disease? Good thing people saw her do it, imagine if they tried taking off anyway! Might have blown the engine



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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Do they still load passengers onto planes from the tarmac there? I don't see how any one, elderly or not, could get close enough to the engines to toss some coins in.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Stop letting old superstitious women/men or terrorist near critical components of an aircraft!😉

Use one of these!



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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I know it's very slim😆

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
Maybe... Just maybe, the delay stopped a mid air collision? It coulda happened. The coins could have been lucky after all.



Interesting. That could be true.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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Good luck includes your kids getting a good insurance settlement when you crash. Yup, buy a million dollar coverage for a couple of bucks.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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The most surprising thing is that stuff like this doesn't happen more often. After all there are still a lot of very superstitious people.
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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
The most surprising thing is that stuff like this doesn't happen more often. After all there are still a lot of very superstitious people.


And some guy kicking tires and trying to write Wash Me on the plane.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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She is apparently a good throw though. No reports of coins on the ground and 9 recovered from engine.

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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It's a large airport. Wonder why the plane wasn't using a jetway type boarding system.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
Maybe... Just maybe, the delay stopped a mid air collision? It coulda happened. The coins could have been lucky after all.

Chances are MUCH more likely the coins would have caused failure than anything else going wrong.

It's moronic no matter how you look at it, same as superstition.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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Rhino horns or monkey paws are so yesterday, I take it she was a progressive, hence the more convenient coins. But it looks like someone dropped a dime on her..



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: nightbringr

originally posted by: StallionDuck
Maybe... Just maybe, the delay stopped a mid air collision? It coulda happened. The coins could have been lucky after all.

Chances are MUCH more likely the coins would have caused failure than anything else going wrong.

It's moronic no matter how you look at it, same as superstition.


I don't disagree, just thinking outside the box. You never know. Stranger things... Stranger things...



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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FOD kills moron.

Unbelievable.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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FOD Plods, please gods.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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How is it good luck to throw something in the engine of the airplane you're about to ride in?

That sounds like guaranteed bad luck to me.



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