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    I was chatting the other day with a guy who specializes in Burma/Myanmar and travels there frequently. His view is that no Spitfires will come out of this and this is all a rather elaborate cover for illegal activities/deals. Make of that what you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasseur View Post
    I was chatting the other day with a guy who specializes in Burma/Myanmar and travels there frequently. His view is that no Spitfires will come out of this and this is all a rather elaborate cover for illegal activities/deals. Make of that what you will.
    Funny you should post that, I was talking to a friend of mine in the UK that specializes in vintage aircraft and he was saying something very similar.

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    Spitfire shmitfire, but if anybody's mucking about in a lake in northern Italy and finds a Do X, I want to be the first to know.
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    No Spitfires


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    Earlier this month, the search team found a wooden crate believed to contain one of the planes in the northern Kachin state, but it turned out to be full of muddy water.
    Who buries a crate of water at the end of a runway? There must have been something at one time. Pity it wasn't an airplane though.

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    My usualy reliable source says it was a crate of 200 RAF greatcoats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPicciotto View Post
    Who buries a crate of water at the end of a runway? There must have been something at one time. Pity it wasn't an airplane though.

    Matt
    I was asking my self the same question! Then I though, this structure is 30 feet down and flooded, but did not collapse. I think this is not a crate, but rather an air raid shelter. The entrance was probably covered up and forgotten with time. I would like to see some core samples. I know they claimed Canadian lumber, but I don't trust much that they have to say on the subject.

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    So is the end of the story? They found something that may or may not be a crate full of water so they are calling it quits. I have been looking all over the net for some new info and I haven't found anything.

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