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02-04-2010, 03:25 PM
Two aviation archaeologists are to come to Northern Ireland to search for a lost WWII Spitfire.

Gareth Jones and Steve Vizard have been keen to unravel the mystery of the missing aircraft.

They believe it's buried underground on the site of City of Derry Airport, the former RAF Eglinton air base.

In 1941 the air base was established to defend Londonderry from German attack.

On 18 May, 1942, two fighter planes went up to practise dog-fights but one crashed and buried itself in the soft ground.