Thursday, September 06, 2007

This Airline Can Really Get Your Goat

Goats sacrificed to 'fix' airlines plane troubles
Wed Sep 5, 2007 6:01pm AEST
Nepal Airlines has acknowledged that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god following a spate of technical problems with one of its aircraft.
The goats were slaughtered in front of the Boeing 757 at Kathmandu airport.
The persistent faults have not been specified but they had led to the postponement of a number of flights. An airline official says after the ceremony, the plane successfully took off to Hong Kong.
"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," said Raju KC, a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.
Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault.
It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.
- BBC/Reuters

5 comments:

bryan torre said...

guess how many tickets i'll be buying on Nepal Air... (hint: one is too high)

i think "Don't fly an airline that thinks it can fix planes by sacrificing goats" has just surpassed "Don't fly any airline where the pilot wears a tank top" as my top safety tip...

Preben & Ellen said...

pretty scary....also, what do i have to do to make it on the list of blogs you visit? i love you!!

blogball said...

Thanks for the comments.

Bryan, Are you sure? I just checked Nepal Air from Seattle to San Antonio. It’s a really good deal but it seems you always end up “sacrificing” something for a cheep rate.

Ellen, your blog now sits proudly on top of “Blogs I Visit”

Preben & Ellen said...

awesome! thanks unc! you are the best! :) I can't wait to hang out with you next summer!

Fishman said...

Poor bloody Goats! What is the spca's number!!