Nepal Airlines fix aircraft with goat sacrifice

7th Sep 2007

Officials from Nepal’s state-run airline sacrificed two goats in an effort to fix the commercial carrier when conventional methods failed.Nepal Airlines were experiencing technical problems with one of its Boeing 757s, which forced the carrier to suspend services.

When electrical problems on the plane could not be fixed a decision was made to sacrifice two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god.

The goats were sacrificed in front of the aircraft.

The problem was reportedly solved and flights resumed.

It’s unlikely that goat sacrifices are part of the Boeing owner’s manual.


While faith-based aircraft maintenance has not caught on in the United States, perhaps we should remain open minded.


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