The black aeroplane

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1. The narrator came out from his plane to thank the pilot of the black aeroplane. But he was shocked to see no one there. He went to Control Tower and asked the woman about the place and the black aeroplane. Hearing his words, the woman laughed and said that there was no other aeroplane except his. She could only see his aeroplane on the radar. It was a big surprise to the narrator. He was dumb founded as he had no explanation for the miracle. Who helped the narrator to arrive there safely without anymore fuel in his tanks? It remained an unsolved mystery.

2. The narrator (Frederick Forsyth) was a professional pilot. He was flying his old Dakota aeroplane over France back to England. He was happy. He was quite a family man. He was dreaming of his holidays. He seemed to lack his professional ethics and responsibilities. He was about 150 kilometers away from Paris when the storm clouds appeared in the sky. He didn’t have enough fuel to fly around to the North or South of them. Actually, he ignored his professional wisdom. He ought to have gone back to Paris.  He was a greatful human being. He was grateful to the pilot of the black aeroplane for saving his life. He went to the control tower to ask who was the other pilot who saved his life

3. He was a helpful man. He was flying a black aeroplane. He helped the narrator to find his way in the storm. He was a quite satisfied man, who wanted nothing in return. When the narrator landed down safely at the Paris Airport, he made inquiry about the pilot but he got no trace of him. The pilot did his work and disappeared in the sky

4. The narrator flew for half an hour which was quite strange to him as he had fuel only for five or ten minutes. He felt fearful but suddenly he saw two bright lines in front of him. It was a runway. He was able to land safely which gave him a sigh of relief. It was just like a miracle for him.

5. Everything was going well before he saw the storm clouds and Paris was about 150 kilometres behind him. It was natural for the narrator to panic. He knew that it was not possible to fly up and over those storm clouds. He was confused for a moment.

6. Suddenly, the narrator saw another black aeroplane in the storm by his side without lights on its wings. It seemed strange to him but he was glad to see another person in the storm.

7. The pilot of another plane waved at him and signaled to follow so he did that because he did not have other option except it.

8. Character sketch

8.1. The narrator

8.1.1. The unknown pilot

9. Summary

10. Frederick Forsyth describes quite a unique but mysterious experience during his flight from Paris to London. During the flight, he was lost amid mountains of dark clouds. He couldn’t believe his eyes. The compass was dead. It would not work. He received no answer from Paris Control either. He could see another aeroplane flying next to him through the strom. He followed the strange aeroplane till he could see the runway and was safe. When asked from the control centre, he was told that no plane except his own was flying in the storm. Where did he disappear after leaving come from? Who was the man who asked him to follow him? Where did he disappear after leaving him in safety? These are the questions which are still surrounded in mystery.

11. Plot In short

12. The narrator was flying his aeroplane at night over France to England. He was eager to meet his family. He was dreaming of his holiday. The stars were shining in the clear sky. Even the city-Paris could be seen down below. He called Paris control to get instructed about the way. He was instructed to turn 12 degrees West.