Lucky Air Flight grounded in Anhui after 76-year-old woman tossed coin in aircraft engine

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The flight has been canceled after a 76-year-old woman was found flipping coins into aircraft engine,

The 8L9960 flight, scheduled Wednesday from Anqing, east China’s Anhui Province, to Kunming, Yunnan Province, did not depart until 10 a.m. Thursday after a thorough safety check, said a statement by Lucky Air, a Kunming-based low-cost airline affiliated with HNA group.

The flight was grounded after airport workers noticed the woman, surnamed Fang, throwing something at the engine while boarding and later found a coin on the ground.

The elderly woman is in police custody.

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