A man was fined $17,200 (£13,100) for throwing “good luck” coins into a Lucky Air plane’s engine while boarding.
The 28-year-old Lu Chao admitted tossing the coins as he boarded an internal flight at Anqing Tianzhushan Airport in eastern China in February 2019.
He appeared in court in July but the ruling was only recently made public.
The flight was cancelled after staff spotted two 1 yuan coins on the ground near one of the plane’s jet engines.
Safety checks were carried out, leaving 162 passengers stranded while replacement flights were arranged.
He argued in the court that Lucky Air should have reminded passengers before boarding that they should not throw coins into plane engines.
Mr Lu was also detained by police for 10 days, charged with disturbing public order, but was made to pay compensation via a civil case.