An elderly passenger who threw coins at the engine of a plane at a Shanghai airport for good luck will not face jail, Chinese state media said on Wednesday, AFP reported.
Following her act, China Southern Airlines delayed, on Tuesday, the flight for nearly six hours.
Police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport said the woman surnamed Qiu was a devoted Buddhist and believed the coin would bring good luck.
She was taken away by police after a fellow passenger reported the bizarre incident.
However the People’s Daily newspaper, citing police, said that while she had broken the law and would normally serve five days behind bars, she is exempted because she is aged over 70.
Earlier, the superstitious 80-year-old woman tossed nine coins at the engine from the tarmac while boarding, with one nestling inside.