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Spitfires hunted in Myanmar

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A team hunting for a rumoured hoard of World War II Spitfire planes in Myanmar left Britain on Saturday to start the dig, comparing the excitement to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. 

Project leader David Cundall poses in front of a Spitfire plane at the Imperial War Museum in London.

The 21-member team believes there could be as many as 36 of the iconic single-seat British fighter aircraft buried in sealed crates up to 10 metres beneath Yangon airport, a wartime airfield, with more at two other sites in Myanmar.

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