*Facepalm* Apparently engines are now wishing wells.


I can’t even. I don’t know what would go through someone’s head for them to even think of doing something like this. People these days

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She’ll have good luck if she wants an engine failure

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Don’t be so quick to judge please, she may have a mental illness especially since she is elderly

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It’s a cultural thing most likely. Notice that it is an elderly woman. Probably her first flight so she doesn’t understand this. There is probably a tradition like this but she did not realize that you do not do this on an airline.

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Just imagine the comms between the Pilots and ATC

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Question is, did she get what she wished for? 🤔

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“China Southern, are you ready for pushback?”
“Not yet, we have maintenance taking coins out of our engine.”
“Say what?”
“Yeah, you heard us right, over and out.”

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Hahaha that was good.

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That’s a pretty good one, at least they caught this in time. It’s kind of a funny thing because this is good old fashioned superstition, but then she had enough understanding of science to locate the engines as key to a safe flight. In a way, you could really make the argument that she was too logical there, she should’ve thrown the coins down the lavatory or into the overhead bin…

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As @Christoffer_Z says, good luck they found out in time. I can’t imagine the horrible situation that could have followed. Evne with the high standards of security, this proves that anything can become a hazard around an aircraft or an airport.

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Wow, that is certainly surprising at the least…

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Her wish was for her flight to be delayed. Kudos because her wisch came through, anyway as @USA007 said she must have been a first-time flyer who wanted to have a good first-time experience. Unluckily the innocent mistake delayed her and the other pax for a while.

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This is something you don’t hear alot.

No kidding, I wonder who reported it. I always enjoy boarding without a jetway so you get a good look at the plane, never occurred to me that there could be a security issue. Not to drag this out, but I’m trying to think about the distance from the stairs to the engines, she must’ve had a strong arm for 80 years old…

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If you board from the L2 door the jet bridge is often quite close to the engine. I’m more concerned how she got outside to throw the coins.

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Yeah, That didn’t end in good luck.

How did she get close enough to the engine to do that, don’t they usually have fences to prevent these things from happening?

Me either 🤷‍♂️

Luckily someone saw and it was removed

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Imagine if she got her coin back oh wait engines dont give refunds granny.

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Probably was at a stand and not a gate. That is the only way I can foresee this ever happening.

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