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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Cold and frosty initially. Dry and fine conditions through the day.
Some fog patches slow to clear on Monday. Otherwise a generally bright day.
Rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the two men standing on top of their car roof.