Throwing coins into airplane engines to ensure safe travels, might seem like a self-defeating move, especially if you are going to be a passenger on said flight.
That thought process however has happened on numerous occasions in China.
For example, in 2017, an 80-year-old woman was caught throwing coins at an engine.
The woman had done this, not as an act of sabotage, but to ensure a safe flight for her, and her fellow passengers.
Ironically, the flight was delayed, and the lady was questioned by the police, although no charges were filed.
It is with this context that one can understand the gravity of this most recent incident.
Here is the video on Miaopai, a media site in China.
The Shanghaiist reported that two coins had been found near the plane.
One at the edge of the engine, and another, near the plane.
This time however, no one was arrested, as nobody owned up to the incident, and security footage did not catch the person who did it.
The plane was delayed, just like the previous incident.
The previous delay had resulted in one million yuan in damages due to the delay and the effects of the coins thrown at the plane.
Travel hack: Don’t throw coins into engines.