Zen and the Art of Aircraft Maintenance

From the “never would have thought of that” files…

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.

Source: Reuters

Now I’m all good with the “to each their own” approach to life but I’ve got to say I wouldn’t be too reassured if I was sitting in the airport and heard the announcement:

“Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for your patience during the delay. The captain has arranged for the sacrifice of two goats and is confident there will be no further mechanical issues with your plane today. We are now ready to start boarding….”


“Damn, that plane did not sound healthy as it went over…”

I wonder if Boeing will update some of the localized versions of their maintenance manuals now?

Hat tip to Rick Segal for catching this one…

Photo: Joe Dunckley