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Airline to sue passenger for lucky coin toss

It’s the airline that’s lucky by name, but, in this instance, not so lucky by nature.

Luck can be a fickle thing. But rarely does wishing for it cause more harm than good. Except, that is, when plane engines are involved.


When 28 year old Mr Lu threw some coins into the engine of his aircraft before boarding, he probably thought he was doing a good thing for all those involved. But coins and engines do not mix.



Security personnel at the Anqing Tianzhushan Airport in Anhui province discovered two coins on the ground near the left-side engine of Lucky Air flight 8L9960 to Kunming, Shanghaiist reported.


The flight was subsequently cancelled with passengers having to wait until the following day to fly to Kunming.


When questioned, Lu admitted to having thrown the coins in the belief that they would keep their flight safe.


Lucky Air has advised it will be pursuing legal action against Lu, claiming that the incident resulted in 140,000 yuan (almost AU$30,000) in losses.

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Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 27 February 2019

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