Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Good News! It's OK To Fly Nepal Airlines Again!

If your late summer travel plans includes that quick flight from Kathmandu to Dhawalagiri via Nepal Airlines -- and whose plans don't? -- I know you've been stressing over the airline's recent troubles with some of its aircraft.

Well, worry no more:
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Officials at Nepal's state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.

Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due the problem.

The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal's only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said.

"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault.
Sheesh, media! What do they know? Why even bother looking at the electrical circuits now that the goats have been axed?