Thursday, September 06, 2007

Flight Instruction: In case of Engine Failure : Ritual Sacrifice of Air Stewardess Required

This is beyond absurd. I can just imagine when the plane is in the air.

Pilot and co-pilot talking about their predicament when Engine 1 and 2 conk out in mid-flight.

"Oh no, engines 1 and 2 have burnt out. We're going to crash, aiiiyiiiiiii!!!",

"What can we do?? Shall we sacrifice Satvi or Vansha???"

"Noo Muttoo, not Vansha, we got date tonight."

"OK, better call Satvi quickly."

Hmm... considering how badly my share trading has been going - I actually had a mild nightmare about it last night - I think I need to resort to sacrifice something... the stray cat that hangs around my flat might do. And its preggers too - so there must be a bonus in there somewhere!!!!

September 4, 2007

Nepal airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god

Tue 4 Sep 2007, 13:37 GMT

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 on 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 on 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. (Eds: name correct), a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault. The carrier runs international flights to five cities in Asia.

It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.