A plane enthusiast from Lincolnshire has been forced to admit he was wrong about dozens of spitfire planes being buried at an airfield in Burma after the Second World War. David Cundall's been leading a team of experts digging at the site for the past month and no planes have been found.
A Second World War Spitfire has crash landed at an airport.
The vintage aeroplane came in to land at East Midlands Airport, where it is based, but as it did so the undercarriage collapsed leaving the aircraft beached on the runway.
The pilot was unhurt and the airport's own fire and rescue teams are dealing with the crash.
An airport spokesman said the runway is currently closed to all flights.
– East Midlands Airports spokesperson
The runway is shut and flights are suspended because of where the plane has come to rest.
All inbound flights have been diverted and outbound flights have been suspended, but we are expecting to be operational within two hours.
He advised any passengers booked on flights to check in as usual.
A North Lincolnshire farmer and his team are preparing to fly to Burma in search of lost Spitfires. It's believed the Mk14 Spitfires were buried at a British base at the end of the Second World War.
It has taken more than a decade of painstaking restoration at a cost of around £800,000. And today one of the last of the Spitfires took to the blue skies over Lincolnshire for its first flight in almost 60 years.
And from next year it'll be used in displays as part of the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. David Hirst reports.
A restored Spitfire TE311 at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is preparing to fly after 58 years. Engineers spent 10 years rebuilding the plane and it will form part of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is based at Coningsby
A Leeds University geophysicist who has been involved in the search for dozens of buried Spitfires in Burma which are now due to be dug up, says the discovery would be "tremendous."
Dr Roger Clark has been analysing data from earth scans to find the aircraft. He's filled us in on 'the science bit.'