Delayed flights are a bummer, especially ones that are caused by well-meaning humans doing things they shouldn’t.

A flight out of Shanghai to Guangzhou, China, was delayed for several hours after a superstitious passenger decided to throw a bunch of coins at the plane’s engine, reports the AFP.

According to the report, the elderly woman was spotted on the tarmac throwing coins at the plane’s engine while preparing to board China Southern Airlines flight CZ380. Thankfully, another passenger spotted the 80-year-old woman and alerted the proper authorities.

According to the cops, the woman threw the coins in order to “pray for good luck.” 

Police detained the woman, and 150 passengers were taken off the plane while the ground crew painstakingly retrieved the good luck charms. Eight of the coins missed, but one coin was lodged into the plane’s engine, which is not a good thing. 

The plane did eventually…



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