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Fact or Fiction: Man arrested for throwing coins into plane's engine

Posted at 8:55 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 11:55:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A story you may have seen claims an airline was forced to cancel a flight after a man threw coins into the plane's engine for good luck.

It's true. The passenger decided to throw six coins wrapped in red paper into the engine of a flight on China's Beibu Gulf Airlines.

In a statement, the airline said the staff caught on after finding coins on the ground during pre-takeoff inspection. The crew recovered all the coins but canceled the flight for safety reasons, forcing all 148 passengers to wait an extra day to fly.

The coin-thrower was detained by police.