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Goat Sacrifice Credited with Successful Flight

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Goat Sacrifice Credited with Successful Flight

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Goat Sacrifice Credited with Successful Flight

Goat Sacrifice Credited with Successful Flight

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Air travel has been hellish this summer. And Nepal Airlines was no exception. Technical problems with one of its two Boeing 757 planes has meant weeks of delays. Finally, the state-run airline turned to the gods for help. It sacrificed two goats to the Hindu Sky god Akash Bhairab in front of the plane, and afterward the 757 made a successful run from Kathmandu to Hong Kong.