Isle of Axholme's David Cundall and team make discovery in search for spitfires in Burma
Isle of Axholme aircraft enthusiast, David Cundall, has called the potential discovery of a crate in Burma, 'very encouraging.'
Mr Cundall, 63, is part of a team looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma.
Researchers have said they cannot be sure what was in the crate due to water damage. It was found in Myitkyina in Kachin state.
It is thought the water could take some time to be pumped out of the crate.
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A team of around 17 people flew out to take part in the dig that began on Monday, January 7.
Mr Cundall says 36 aircraft may lie under the airfield and he is 'confident' of finding them.
A total of 124 Spitfires may be buried at sites throughout Burma.
The spitfires are thought to have been buried in the jungle at the end of the Second World War.