A seaplane was forced to land in the water off York shortly after takeoff Friday afternoon.

No one was hurt in the incident off Cape Neddick around 3 p.m. Friday, according to Sgt. Brian Curtin of the York Police Department.

Curtin said the plane was launched from “a large luxury boat” off Short Sands Beach, but developed mechanical problems shortly after takeoff and pilot was forced to put it down in the water.

The plane was towed back to the boat, Curtin said.

A caller on the beach had contacted police to say that the plane seemed to skip a few times on the water, and appeared to have gone into some trees, but the York harbor master determined that the plane landed safely and was towed back to the boat, Curtin said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted for further investigation, Curtin said.


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