Woman delays flight with ‘lucky’ coin-throw into engine

Beijing (CNN)Bad weather condition, crowded skies and military drills … and now include coin-tossing to the growing list of factors for China’s well-known flight hold-ups.

Police removed an 80-year-old lady Tuesday after fellow travelers reported that she was tossing coins at the aircraft throughout boarding of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 on the tarmac of Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport.
“The traveler, surnamed Qiu, who has no previous rap sheet or psychological health concerns, declared she tossed coins as a prayer for a safe flight,” Shanghai Police stated in a declaration.