The pilot of a single-engine Cessna C172 seaplane and another person escaped injury Sunday when the aircraft was forced to make a hard landing on Brandy Pond in Naples.

Capt. Scott Stewart of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the seaplane sustained significant damage when it hit the water shortly after 3 p.m.

A video taken by a viewer and posted on WCSH-TV’s website shows the plane coming in fast at an angle. It narrowly misses one boat before sailing past another nearby.

As the seaplane skids to a stop, the video shows the plane’s right wing dipping into the pond, churning up a huge wave. Several nearby boat operators then rush to assist.

The pilot, whose name was not released, and another person were on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jim Peters, a spokesman for the FAA, said the seaplane left from Biddeford Municipal Airport and was heading to the Brandy Pond seaplane base.

Brandy Pond is bordered by Route 302, a heavily traveled road especially during the summer months, and the Naples causeway, where several restaurants and small businesses are located. Brandy

Pond is also known as the Bay of Naples, a large body of water that sits on the opposite side of the causeway from Long Lake.

Stewart said the sheriff’s office, along with the Naples Fire and Rescue service, responded to the plane crash.

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