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Hunt for Spitfires buried in Burma

A team of experts has flown to Burma for the final stage of a 17-year search to locate a hoard of Spitfire planes.

The group of 21 hope to unearth dozens of missing British Spitfires believed to have been buried in the Burmese jungle at the end of World War II.

They are expected to to begin digging at Yangon International Airport.

There could be up to 36 buried planes at the end of the airport's runway in Mingaladon and up to 124 aircraft in total, it is thought.

Janey Mitchell reports.

  • 06 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK