Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and Leicestershire Police have confirmed to ITV Central News they were notified about the spitfire landing at East Midlands Airport but were then told they did not need to attend as it was dealt with by the airport.
A spokesperson for the airport has confirmed the undercarriage of the aircraft gave way on landing, which they say should not be described as a crash.
East Midlands Airport says there are delays of up to two hours to scheduled flights. Delays and diversions are expected to be over by 6.30pm.
The airport has also confirmed there are no injuries.