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Passenger arrested after throwing coins at plane engine

By  Aybek Askhar | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-04-16 17:16

A 66-year-old passenger who threw six coins at the engine of the plane he was about to take was detained by police on Tuesday.

According to information released by Tianjin Airlines, one of the crew members of the flight GS6681 from Hohhot to Chifeng, cities in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, noticed someone throwing coins at the engine from the passenger elevator about 10 minutes before departure time.

After investigation by police the passenger, surnamed Yang, admitted he threw coins simply for blessing. The flight was delayed for a security check, and all the coins were found and removed. The flight took off successfully after ensuring craft safety.

Yang was taken away by police and will accept punishment in accordance with civil aviation regulations.

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