I don’t think that I would be real comfortable flying a plane where animal sacrifice is a routine part of maintenance.
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.
Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane – a Boeing 757 – at Kathmandu airport.
The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection, whose symbol is seen on the company’s planes.
The airline said that after Sunday’s ceremony the plane successfully completed a flight to Hong Kong.