Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Could you sleep on this flight?

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - 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 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.
yes, lets not fix the problems ...lets pray. i dont think i could sleep on this flight. its just a quick way to meet vishnu or whatever crazy eight armed god they are praying to this week. talk about a cut rate carrier. i just hope this isnt hauling my new dell computer (though i hope its hauling a load of the help desk people.
no wonder these people are third world.............

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