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Man Who Threw Coins Near Jet Engine For Good Luck Slapped With $17,000 FineIt’s never a good idea to throw coins near jet engines for good luck. Back in February 2019, first-time flyer Lu Chao threw two 1 yuan coins near the engine of a Lucky Air Airbus A320neo as a sign of good luck. Lu Chao threw the coins when he was boarding flight 9960 operating from Anqing (AQG) destined to Kunming (KMG), but was quickly spotted by ground officials and detained for questioning. (www.gatechecked.com) More...
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When modern technology meets a population just emerging from its superstitious past.
Yeah televangelists are creepy.
Wow, Talk about throwing money away. He did great
Perhaps if you're not boarding from jetbridges/jetways you need to post a member of ground staff (or the Flight Engineer or on long haul flights the Navigator) in front of the boarding side engine to prevent this.
He's flying on Lucky Air. He wasn't so lucky.
He was very lucky indeed that the coins didn't get ingested.
perhaps throwing a few handfuls of salt over his shoulder would have been a better move..that is supposed to bring good luck as well,but I dont think that is an oriental custom!