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.
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
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.