A passenger is caught throwing three coins at a plane’s engine while boarding Hainan Airlines flight HU7783 on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old man, walking up the jet bridge with his wife, was seen flicking three coins through the narrow gap between the bridge and the plane, for ‘good luck’ on safe flight.
The incident delayed Hainan Airlines Flight 7783 with 101 passengers for 40 minutes., which was about to take off from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Hubei province.
A passenger has been detained by police for throwing three coins at a plane for good luck before take-off in central China.
The man, surnamed Xia, later told police that his mother-in-law insisted that he threw coins at the aircraft to pray for a safe flight since it was the baby’s first time flying.