Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The First Air-Mail

The Wright Brothers in the United States flew the first plane, but it was in India that letters were taken by air for the first time in the world.

The historic event took place in Allahabad on February 18, 1911 coinciding with Kumbh mela that year.

A special aircraft took off from the banks off the river Yamuna and landed about 15 kilometers away.

1 comment:

Francis said...

My Father-in-law was A.PMG and he always told Postal Service in India is of high quality and I always laugh at it. He retired and I guess will make him proud not everything is done first in US.