Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Goats Sacrificed to Fix Nepal Jet

Goats Sacrificed to Fix Nepal Jet

Source:  BBC News  

Nepal's state-run airline has confirmed that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god, following technical problems with one of its aircraft.

Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane - a Boeing 757 - at Kathmandu airport.   The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection, whose symbol is seen on the company's planes....