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A female passenger has been detained by police after she threw six coins at a plane’s engine for a safe flight in China.
The 66-year-old woman admitted throwing the coins while she was boarding the plane at Hohhot Baita International Airport in Inner Mongolia.
She was removed from the Tianjin Airlines flight GS6681 and has been held for 10 days.
A crew member saw the woman tossing the coins from the airstairs and alerted security.
The staff then found six 1 jiao coins near the aircraft on the tarmac.
All 100 passengers on flight GS6681 were then assigned onto a replacement flight to Chifeng after a two-hour delay.
The woman, who told police that she had thrown the coins for a safe flight, has been detained by police for 10 days. She could face further punishment from airline authorities.
According to a professor at Civil Aviation University of China:
‘The engine could tremble, lose speed and even stop in mid-air if a coin were sucked into its core. That would put all the passengers on board at great risk.’
Just two weeks ago, a 31-year-old man also did the same. He was caught on camera throwing three coins from the jet bridge towards the plane engine at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Hubei province.
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