“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.” It also fixed the plane in a more mechanical way, but has declined to say what was wrong with it. [Reuters]


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  1. homerjay says:

    Hey, at least they’re trying SOMETHING! American and United would just blow off technical problems.

  2. stjlaw says:

    I want to see Marion Blakey come out during a press conference, rip the head off of a live squirrel and proclaim the nation’s air traffic control problems officially over.

  3. subodhgupta says:

    Atleast they didn’t blame the weather!

  4. Trai_Dep says:

    So they did this in-flight? Cuz that would be WAY better than the in-flight movie!

  5. thepounder says:

    Ozzy Osbourne could bite the head off a random animal on behalf of the US airlines… anything might help, really, seeing as the airlines aren’t doing much.

  6. OPNLguy says:

    Replace ‘goat’ with ‘manager’ and you might be on to something…

  7. n301dp says:

    It would take the population of all the world’s zoos to fix the US airlines.

  8. Craig says:

    “Nepal’s state-run airline.” ‘Nuff said.

  9. gawkimo says:

    Interesting to note: Saudi Arabia airlines has a pre-flight prayer. The flight safety record of the airline is actually very good, but there is something slightly disconcerting for a Godless heathen like me to hear “allah u-akhbar” over the loudspeaker before taking off. Though I suppose this makes it the airline least likely to be hijacked by self-righteous, murderous Islamist douchebags. (Not to be confused with Muslims in general, please.)

  10. gibsonic says:

    cue PETA…