Archaeologists fail to find iconic Spitfires buried in Burma during World War II

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:10 hrs

Archaeologists searching for 100 Spitfire planes, which were said to be buried in Burma at the end of the Second World War, have come up with nothing.

The Spitfires were used in the Second World War, reports the Mirror.

The leader of the search expedition, David Cundall, said that the team was acting on the basis of the evidence of witnesses, who claimed that they saw the planes being buried.

Adding that the team may have been searching in the wrong place, Cundall said that it is the search that matters, not the failure.

Burma's president Thein Sein had given the permission to dig the planes at a meeting with British PM David Cameron last year. (ANI)

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