GOAT CHECK

We hear that offi cials at Nepal Airlines, Nepal’s state-run airline, last month sacrifi ced two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technicalproblems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft. Nepal Airlines, which has two 757s, had to suspend someservices in recent weeks due to the problem. The goats were sacrifi […]


We hear that offi cials at Nepal Airlines, Nepal’s state-run airline, last month sacrifi ced two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technicalproblems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft.

Nepal Airlines, which has two 757s, had to suspend someservices in recent weeks due to the problem.

The goats were sacrifi ced in front of the troublesome aircraft at Nepal’s international airport in Kathmandu in accordancewith Hindu traditions, an offi cial said.

“The snag in the plane has now been fi xed and the aircraft has resumed its fl ights,” said Raju KC, a senior airline offi cial, without explaining what the problem had been, but local media last week blamed the company’s woes on an electrical fault.