Spitfire hunter vows to continue digging
- Published: 19 Feb 2013 at 16.39
- Online news:
YANGON - A British Spitfire enthusiast vowed Tuesday to continue searching for the World War II planes in Myanmar after the project's sponsor pulled out saying stories of buried aircraft were just "legend".
David Cundall said he remained "very confident" about the prospects of finding the iconic single-seater aircraft at Yangon airport in the Mingaladon district of the city, despite splitting with the project's backer.
Online game company Wargaming withdrew its support for the search on Friday saying there was no evidence of truth in rumours that dozens of Spitfires were buried in 1945 by Britain, the former colonial power in what was then Burma.
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