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Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:52 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6979292.stm

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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.

Well, when all else fails...

I wonder what level of sacrifice would be required if these were 787s instead of 757s.   
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:24 am

Quoting hOMsAr (Thread starter):
I wonder what level of sacrifice would be required if these were 787s instead of 757s.

Unicorns?   
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:29 am

Perhaps Norwegian should look into this.. 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:32 am

You do realize that is an old, very old story, right? And I swear that it was covered here as well.
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:09 am

Quoting hOMsAr (Thread starter):
I wonder what level of sacrifice would be required if these were 787s instead of 757s.

And in other news, PanAm received its first 747 today and will place it into service on the flagship Heathrow route. Also today, Tesla played with something, some sparks come out, an experiment gone terribly wrong, time-wasting in the lab....
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:26 pm

This was an old story......Guess its tradition out there.......
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:45 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 4):
And in other news, PanAm received its first 747 today and will place it into service on the flagship Heathrow route. Also today, Tesla played with something, some sparks come out, an experiment gone terribly wrong, time-wasting in the lab....

LOL ... good one. But this was 2007, so not THAT old either!  
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):

This was an old story......Guess its tradition out there.......

  

very common in the region ... irrespective of the religion! culture / tradition

Reminds me of in-laws ... any family crisis ... and one village goat is the first casualty! 
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:22 pm

Okay, I'll wear the dunce cap for this one. Someone sent me a link to this article last night, and I hadn't seen it before. I totally missed the date at the top of the article.
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 2):
Perhaps Norwegian should look into this..

Indeed. Clearly what the 787 program needs is - more goats!
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:31 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 4):
And in other news, PanAm received its first 747 today and will place it into service on the flagship Heathrow route.
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
This was an old story......Guess its tradition out there.......

Trust me this stuff still happens in other parts of the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MADTfpJTdNk

http://www.mrjam.org/2012/05/airlines-and-animal-sacrifice.html
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Quoting hOMsAr (Thread starter):
I wonder what level of sacrifice would be required if these were 787s instead of 757s.

They would run out of goats.  
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Interesting sacrificing one intentionally is a religious act, but hitting one on the runway is bad luck.. We need to consider bird strikes as religious sacrifices and that will lessen the damage.
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:24 pm

Its happened a few times before. I remember this Turkish Airlines story from a few years ago too.

Man Fired Over Camel Sacrifice at Airport
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ANKARA, Turkey (Dec. 13) - A crew of mechanics at Istanbul's airport were so glad to be rid of some trouble-prone British-made airplanes that they sacrificed a camel on the tarmac in celebration - prompting the firing Wednesday of their supervisor.

The photo of a worker raising a large piece of bloodied camel meat on the tarmac of Ataturk International Airport was published on the front page of at least two newspapers, drawing the wrath of transportation authorities.

Tuesday's sacrifice of a camel with small Turkish carpets over its humps at the busy airport was regarded as a disgrace and an embarrassment for the country at a time when it is seeking to join the European Union .

"This is a grave incident. Is it compatible with the image of a modern Turkey, trying to enter the EU?" said opposition lawmaker Huseyin Guler.

Under pressure from the EU, Turkey has introduced fines for those who slaughter animals outside special facilities.

Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim condemned the camel sacrifice, saying "it is not possible to approve such an incident."

"It was met with adequate response," he added.

Turkish Airlines authorities launched an investigation and later fired chief mechanic Sukru Can for approving the camel sacrifice. The crew of mechanics had been celebrating the return of the last of 11 four-engine Avro RJ 100 jets that were leased from Britain 13 years ago.

Turks traditionally sacrifice animals as an offering to God for when their wishes come true.

"We are happy to be rid of planes which frequently broke down without causing major headaches to Turkish Airlines," the daily Cumhuriyet quoted Can as saying after the ceremony.
 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Let me guess, the meal service in First Class that day consisted of either fish, or goat??      
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:42 pm

If the gods were appeased and they served up the goat in a curry sauce as the inflight meal, I would fly them. 
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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:48 pm

Have you guys ever flown in Nepal? I would take all the good joo joo I could get flying there.

Loved reading this thread, even if its old. Lots of laughs.

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RE: Nepal Airlines Sacrifices Goats, Fixes Plane

Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 am

If goats are in short supply could you use and unruly unam instead?  

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