19 Jan 2013

No Spitfires found in Myanmar yet

4:15 pm on 19 January 2013

Archaeologists searching for World War II Spitfires in Myanmar believe there are no planes buried at the sites where they have been digging.

The BBC reports they have concluded evidence does not support the original claim that up to 124 surplus Spitfires were buried at the end of the war.

Project leader David Cundall says they are looking in the wrong place and he is determined to continue the search. He remains convinced that Spitfires are buried in Myanmar.

The BBC reports possible sites are Yangon airport, the Kachin capital of Myitkyina and the city of Meiktila.

The dig received permission from President Thein Sein during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron last year.