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Brits begin Myanmar Spitfire search

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A team of British experts searching for lost World War II Spitfire planes has started work in Myanmar. 

A Spitfire operates at an airfield in England in this file photo from Sep 28, 1941. In October Myanmar signed a deal with British aviation enthusiast David Cundall to allow the excavation of dozens of Spitfire fighter planes buried almost 70 years ago. The planes are believed to be in good condition, since they were reportedly packed in crates and hidden by Allied forces to keep them out of the hands of invading Japanese. (AP Photo)

Metallurgical surveys and accounts from witnesses suggest that more than 30 unused planes are buried in crates at Yangon international airport.

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