East Midlands Airport claim the Spitfire did not crash.
They say on landing the undercarriage collapsed and they are waiting to remove the plane from the runway before normal operations resume.
They say this will take two hours.
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Fine and dry with some sunshine during the day. Feeling warm with light winds. Dry with clear spells overnight.
Dry with patchy cloud and sunny spells. Winds will continue to ease away through the day.