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Friday, July 28, 2023

Nylon Kayiru - ATR getting entangled !!

Sujatha’s   ‘Nylon Kayiru’ was published in Kumudam for 14 weeks in 1968   !! 

An aeroplane continues to be a marvel – many of us still look to sky on hearing the sound ~nearer Airports, you could find people standing to watch the flight descending or take off.  The aluminium flying bird is of complex design – the primary factors in  aircraft structures are strength, weight, and reliability.  

Most of us would love to have that window seat (now-a-days they are priced at additional cost !) and sometimes would have the disappointment of seeing the wings only during the flight !!  

Aircraft have wings attached to the fuselage in one of two main ways – either above the fuselage (high wing) or below the mid-point of the fuselage (low wing). Large commercial jet aircraft tend to have low wings while  smaller aircrafts, propeller aircraft, military, and many cargo aircraft, often have high wings.   High wings tend to be flatter, whereas low wings will have an upwards angle to them.  

The one in pic is probably an ATR aircraft.  ATR  is a Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse,  formed during 1981 as a joint venture between Aérospatiale of France (now Airbus) and Aeritalia (now Leonardo) of Italy. 

The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and produced in France and Italy by aircraft manufacturer ATR – the  number "72" in its name is derived from the aircraft's typical standard seating capacity of 72 passengers.


Here is an illusion of aircraft flying close to getting tangled on overhead wires! 

In solving the mystery in ‘Nylon Kayiru’ occurring in the backdrop of Bombay – the savvy Ganesh would reconstruct the incident in mind – and the clue eventually would be ‘the accused booking tickets and walking out of Indian Airlines  Office in Bombay  – and the distance / travelling time between that place and the place of crime .. ..those were the days when travel by air was costly, elitist and only privileged would have travelled by air.  Gone are those days.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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