When the plane was forced to crash in Moulmein
When the first single-engine plane crash landed near Sandoway
In early 1920 Australians John McIntosh and Ray Parer piloted the first single-engine plane to ever fly from London (Hounslow Heath) to Darwin. This photograph shows the plane shortly after it crash-landed along the way near Sandoway (Thandwe) in April that year. It was soon repaired and stopped at the Rangoon racecourse (Kyaikkasan) before heading on to Singapore, Java and Australia. All later commercial flights including BOAC from London to Sydney until the 1960s regularly transited through Rangoon (and usually Akyab as well).