On February 17, ground personnel working on Lucky Air flight #8L9960 from Anqing to Kunming in China, discovered two coins on the ground near the left engine of the Airbus A320neo.
After questioning the passengers, a 28-year-old male passenger admitted to throwing the coins, hoping for a safe journey.
The flight was cancelled as a result as maintenance officials were forced to pull the aircraft out of service to look for any more objects that may be have been thrown into the engines.
According to the airline, the remaining 161 passengers were re-accommodated on flights the next day. However, they claim that the cancellation cost them close to US $21,000 in losses, and have pursued legal action.