A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) came off the runway while landing at Coningsby on May 11.
Spitfire MK356 left the tarmac following a “minor technical fault” and was “brought swiftly to a halt on the grass”, a Royal Air Force (RAF) spokesperson told the BBC.
There was no further damage to the warbird or runway, and the pilot was not injured.
The 78-year-old example was part of a batch of Mk IX Spitfires built at the Castle Bromwich factory in early 1944. It was fitted with full-span wingtips and a Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 engine with a two-speed, two-stage supercharger optimised for low altitudes, making it a low flying (LF) Mk LFIXe.
Joining the BBMF in 1997 wearing 443 Squadron code letters 2I-V, the aircraft also featured clipped wingtips. Full-span wingtips were added at a later date.
In 2017, MK356 was painted in desert camouflage, representing a Spitfire Mk IX of 92 Squadron in Tunisia in 1943.