There are images circulating the internet that show members of PIA sacrificing a black goat. According to Tribune, the bakra was slaughtered before the ATR took off, in the hopes of warding off potential damage to the lives on board the plane (and to the plane itself).
After the crash of PIA Flight 661, the technical issues of another ATR plane before it was due to take off and the subsequent resignation of PIA’s chairman. So, you can imagine things must be a bit tense over at PIA…
Wah jee wah
Kya smiles hein
This is meant to be a gesture of gratitude since the ATR aircraft resumed operations and wasn’t a management decision. But the fact that this happened also speaks to something. And people on the internet also didn’t think sacrificing the goat was the best way to go about thing.
From some senior folks
Why was the Goat sacrificed? Pilot doesnt trust the plane? PIA doesnt trust the Pilot? CAA doesnt trust PIA or Passengers dont trust anyone?
— Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 18, 2016
#PIA seeking divine intervention for ATR flights. What will they do next? Hand out a taveez with each boarding card?
— Faisal Sherjan (@fsherjan) December 18, 2016
when Charles Perrow was working on his theory of Normal Accidents, he totally missed out on 'kala bakras' as a hedge against accidents. #PIA
— EH (@ejazhaider) December 18, 2016
— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) December 18, 2016
To some younger folks
PIA is getting serious about safety finally. Say MashaAllah. https://t.co/55zef0iwtu
— I. (@imdadawan) December 18, 2016
Inspection Team: How sure are you about your airline safety?
PIA: Sir, forget safety, we sacrifice a goat before every departure
— Awais Satti (@awasssatti) December 18, 2016
"Sir the plane is about to take off. What are the orders?"
"Sir… Pilot zyada sahi nahi rahay ga?"
"QASAI BULAO QASAI!"#PIA
— NoorUsSabah Tauqeer (@the_nust) December 18, 2016
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased its fare ,Now the "kala Bakra Sadaqa " funds will be added in the ticket
— زالان (@ZalaanPK) December 18, 2016
So it’s safe to say that us folks on the internet at least agree on one thing when it comes to airline safety.
INSPECT THE FUCKING PLANES BEFORE THEY TAKE OFF AND MAKE SURE THEY WON’T CRASH AND KILL PEOPLE.