Goats sacrificed to 'fix' airlines plane troubles

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  1. moondg

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    Goats sacrificed to 'fix' airlines plane troubles

    Posted Wed Sep 5, 2007 6:01pm AEST
    Nepal Airlines has acknowledged that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god following a spate of technical problems with one of its aircraft.
    The goats were slaughtered in front of the Boeing 757 at Kathmandu airport.
    The persistent faults have not been specified but they had led to the postponement of a number of flights.
    An airline official says after the ceremony, the plane successfully took off to Hong Kong.
    "The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," said Raju KC, a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.
    Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault.
    It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/05/2025194.htm
    I think I will stay off this plane.
     
  2. EdSutton

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    I think I'd prefer Qantas Airlines, myself. Especially considering I like the "no loss of life" history.
    There are more, but either the 'Net or DSL line just went down,, and I can't get them, on the screen, right now. The best one was along these lines:



    Problem: Something making noise under the cockpit - Sounds like a midget with a hammer.
    Solution: Took away the midget's hammer.



    Now that's how you run an airline!?!?!? ! :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    Funny Ed, really funny...
     
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    "The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights"

    Them Hindu gods got their goats one way or another.
     
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    I wonder where the PETA folks are? In the USA, PETA would be screaming bloody murder by now.
     
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    Reminds me of watching the Voodoo priestess offer animal sacrifices for the New Orleans Saints, inside the stadium before the game, to help them win against the St. Louis Rams a few years ago.
     
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    I don't think I'll fly the friendly skies on that airline! :laugh:
     
  8. EdSutton

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    How about Qantas? Would you fly them? See post #2 on this thread.

    Here are a few more:
    I would fly Qantas!

    Ed
     
  9. Alcott

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    Are you sure the aboriginees don't sacrifice koalas or kangaroos?
     
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    I'd be willing to fly Qantas Airlines. They seem to have their act together! :applause:
     

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