We found something! Brit excavation team find crate believed to hold buried Spitfires in Myanmar | Bangkok Post: Most recent

Most Recent >

Crate find lifts hopes of Spitfire hunters

  • Published: | Viewed: 5,335 | Comments: 1
  • Online news:
  • Writer: AFP
- +

A British-led excavation team hunting for dozens of rare Spitfires in Myanmar said Wednesday they were confident about recovering the World War II-era planes after finding a crate buried in the ground. 

Project leader David Cundall stands in front of a Spitfire at the Imperial War Museum in London on November 28, 2012. The excavation team hunting for World War II-era Spitfires in Myanmar said Wednesday they were confident about recovering the planes after finding a crate buried in the ground.

Project leader David Cundall, who has compared the rumoured hoard to the 1922 discovery of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, said a box found in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina appeared to contain man-made objects.

Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS

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

1 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