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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

This is has been the summer for airline travel, prompting one airline to look to the heavens from help. Technical problems with one of Nepal's two Boeing 757s have led to lots of delays.

On Tuesday, the state-run airline turned to the Hindu sky-god. In front of the plane Nepal Airlines sacrificed two goats to the god Akash Bhairab, after which the 757 made an on-time run from Kathmandu to Hong Kong.

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