British experts searching for lost World War II Spitfire planes starts work in Myanmar | Bangkok Post: business

Business >

Brits begin Myanmar Spitfire search

  • Published: | Viewed: 5,689 | Comments: 0
  • Online news:
- +

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.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments