Goat sacrifice fixes aeroplane

By | May 7, 2012


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.

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

While many airlines might choose to tackle the problem by, say, having engineers fix the problem, Nepal Airlines opted for a more goat-centric approach.

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

‘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, rather than a superabundance of goats.

via Goat sacrifice fixes aeroplane | Metro.co.uk.

Why do I have the urge to hit these three superstitious goat killers repeatedly in the head with a goat carcass? It is because I care about them and hope that such an alternative therapy would destroy the malfunctioning aggregates of brain cells which block their accurate comprehension of cause and effect.

0 thoughts on “Goat sacrifice fixes aeroplane

  1. Cheng

    Natural selection should slowly save the goats. Travelling by goat repaired aircraft must eventually have a cleansing effect for the gene pool.

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