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Slick Pinkham
09-05-2007, 10:19 AM

Airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god

Nepal's state-run carrier makes offering after technical problems with 757

Updated: 3:50 p.m. ET Sept 4, 2007

KATHMANDU - Officials at Nepal's state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.

Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due to the problem.

The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal's only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said.

"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault. The carrier runs international flights to five cities in Asia.

It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.

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wonder if they served goat dinners on the next few flights.

09-05-2007, 11:34 PM
One thing the Pagans have going for them is they know how to pick their sacrifices. Virgins (tasty) and goat (also tasty) for starters.

09-06-2007, 08:33 PM