That Oughta Do It

From Reuters, by way of our friend Jess Kaplan, comes a reassuring item about airline safety. Have a look here.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    Someone emailed me the goat link earlier. When I clicked your link, I was, for some reason, expecting to be taken elsewhere: to that article about France’s testing of a new biometric scanner for airports. According to that article, passengers will use thumbprints (their own thumbprints, I presume) to get boarding passes and do other nifty things.


    Posted September 5, 2007 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    I do apologize! Here you are.

    But after all, what good are biometric scanners if the plane crashes because the gods are unappeased?

    Posted September 5, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Concerning this:

    “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 had been.

    Inside sources inform me that the technical problem with the aircraft was that the maintainance crews had neglected to install the two goats as sacrifice earlier that day, so the aircraft was missing a two-goat sacrifice, and that had to be installed before the plane could take off.

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted September 6, 2007 at 3:25 am | Permalink
  4. Kevin Kim says

    Ah, that was Lufthansa. Cool– I didn’t know they were doing it, too.

    The France article is here.

    Posted September 6, 2007 at 4:26 am | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says


    Yes, it’s shocking, really. These are supposed to be professional mechanics; you’d think they’d at least have bothered to read the service manual.


    I knew it wasn’t quite what you had been hoping for, but it was the best I could do on short notice.

    Posted September 6, 2007 at 9:56 am | Permalink