Monday, September 10, 2007

Nepal Airlines’ sacrificial goats


KATHMANDU - Technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft have led officials at Nepal's national carrier, Nepal Airlines, to sacrifice two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god.

Media reports said the sacrifice was made, according to Hindu traditions, in front of the troubled aircraft at the international airport here.

After the ceremony, an airline official said, "the snag in the plane has now been fixed". The B757 aircraft is back in action.

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