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British dig team hunts for WWII Spitfire planes in Myanmar

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A British team preparing to dig for a rumoured hoard of World War II Spitfire planes in Myanmar said Wednesday it would be one of the most fascinating discoveries in aviation archaeology if they were found. 

Project leader David Cundall poses in front of a spitfire plane at the Imperial War Museum in London. His team is preparing to dig for a rumoured hoard of World War II Spitfire planes in Myanmar which it says would be one of the most fascinating discoveries in aviation archaeology if found.

The team believe there could be 36 of the iconic single-seat British fighter aircraft buried in sealed crates up to 10 metres (33 feet) beneath Rangoon International Airport, a wartime airfield, with more at two other sites in Myanmar.

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