Elderly woman delays flight by throwing coins into jet engine for good luck!

You just can't make this stuff up! Ha!

A flight in China was delayed for five hours after an elderly passenger threw coins into the aircraft’s engine for good luck.

The 80-year-old passenger, surnamed Qiu, was boarding the China Southern Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou with her family when she stopped to make the ‘blessings’.

Then she threw nine coins at the aircraft’s engine turbine. Concerned fellow passengers alerted airline staff.