A team searching for scores of lost Spitfire planes that were packed in crates and buried in Burma during the last days of World War II believes it may have hit paydirt.
David Cundall, whose 17-year quest to unearth the long-lost planes has cost him his life savings, told a news conference today that searchers have found a crate buried in muck in the northern Kachin state capital Myitkyina. Images transmitted by a camera lowered into the wet ground were inconclusive, but Cundall called the discovery “very encouraging.”
“We’ve gone into a box, but we have hit this water problem. It’s murky water and we can’t really see very far,” Cundall told reporters in Rangoon, Burma’s main city. “It will take some time to pump the water out… but I do expect all aircraft to be in very good condition.”