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Nepal fixes Boeing 757 with goat sacrifice

Hindu sky god duly remedies electrical fault

By Lester Haines 5 Sep 2007 at 09:31

Nepal Airlines has apparently fixed an electrical fault on one of its Boeing 757s by sacrificing two goats in appeasement of Hindu sky god Akash Bhairab, Reuters reports.

The airline boasts two Boeings, and one was reportedly giving it a certain amount of grief leading to suspension of services over the past few weeks. However, the quick dispatch to the hereafter of two caprine sacrifies in front of the "troublesome" machine at Kathmandu on Sunday quickly resolved the matter.

Senior airline official, Raju K.C, declined to elaborate on the exact nature of the problem, but confirmed: "The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights." ®

 
 

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/05/goat_sacrifice/?fbclid=IwAR2RsIf0enxmOVNkqiGvBkF8_qi1UljvxmkTYZg-okDaJTT5eHeqReadFGU

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20 minutes ago, blues deville said:

Times are a changing. Once upon a time a single goat sacrifice did the trick. Oh the good old days. :)

Inflation 

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This may be BS (or maybe Rich Pulman can fill in the blanks), but I recall a story about sending an aircraft and crew on a Hajj contract. Something about the locals wanting to bless the aircraft with a sacrifice prior to the first flight and the company's refusal to play along. A few weeks later the aircraft was sent home after two engine failures occurring 10 days apart - one on each side.

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a canadian airline some time ago sent an aircraft to be exorcised due to people seeing ghosts.  Better safe than sorry i guess

 

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2 hours ago, boestar said:

a canadian airline some time ago sent an aircraft to be exorcised due to people seeing ghosts.  Better safe than sorry i guess

 

Sounds like an airline with either an excellent maintenance budget or more money than brains. 👍

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1 hour ago, Super 80 said:

Was that the Air Canada L1011s?

Equipped with parts salvaged from Eastern 401?

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Something like that, apparently the ghost of the Eastern Airlines Captain took up residence and was chatting up the flight attendants.

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actually it was Worldways L-1011

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