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Briefing April 2013 Issue

Briefing: April 2013

Spitfire Search In Burma Is Over - For Now

After six weeks of digging in Burma, British aviation enthusiast David Cundall suspended his search for the dozens of pristine Spitfires he believes were buried at an airfield by British troops at the end of World War II. His main backer pulled out when officials limited the crew’s operations and the initial efforts failed to turn up any supporting evidence. “The authorities will not give us permission to dig because of the risk of undermining the active runway,” Cundall said, adding that he’s undeterred and has identified other promising sites.

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