Team to begin dig at Mingaladon airfield in Yangon where 36 'Spitfires' from second world war are thought to be buried.

This article titled “Mission heads to Burma to unearth hidden Spitfires” was written by Maev Kennedy, for The Guardian on Friday 4th January 2013 18.24 UTC

One last Spitfire mission takes off from Britain on Saturday, flying over the English coastline soon after dawn. This time the crew will leave Heathrow on board a Qatari jet, bound for Burma where they believe treasure is buried – a cache of the warplanes, shining and perfect as the day they went into the ground almost 70 years ago.

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