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June 27, 2017


Elderly woman tossed coins into plane's engine for 'good luck'

(Thanks to Jon Harris)


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What could possibly go wrong?

Cents-less old lady.

Later at Chinese TSA. "You fool old woman. When fly upside down bound to have crack up."

Three coins in the Airbus 320 engine
Each one seeking happiness
Thrown by an old woman named Qui
Which one will cause the engine to fail?

Elmer FOD flies again

Police confirmed Qiu, who was traveling with husband, daughter and son-in-law, did not have a criminal record or any indication of mental illness.

Until now?

Maybe she thought...happiness is (lack of) relative?

Surely her gesture brought good luck from what would otherwise have been an ill-fated flight. (And stop calling me Shirley...)

The " throwing the elderly bitty into the volcano " sacrifice is much luckier.

If the plane survives, it's been pre-disastered. Nothing else can hurt it. Off we go, wild blue yonder, etc. etc.

Apologies to just about every songwriter:

And every time it flies it pours, pennies from engines (shoob doobie).

Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from engines (shoob doobie)?

You'll find your aircraft fallin' all over the town.

Be sure that your hardhat isn't worn upside down

Trade that in for a lawsuit at Dewey, Cheatem and Howe (Now).

To protect the things you love, avoid aircraft parts, baby.

And, when you hear the thunder, don't run under a

There will be pennies from engines raining down on on you and me...

Replacement for the chicken gun test.

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