Reports of a plane crash off Falmouth Town Landing on Wednesday afternoon were a false alarm, police said.

Police said someone called to report a plane crash but it was actually a “belly float plane” that lands in the water on its fuselage. It may have appeared to be a crash because the plane doesn’t float on pontoons like many seaplanes, said Sgt. Kevin Conger of the Falmouth Police Department.

The pilot and a passenger pulled the boat ashore after landing it on Highland Lake near the Lowell Farm Road boat launch. He said the two then visited a friend, and returned and took off a short while later.

Conger said he didn’t know the model of the plane or the names of the pilot or passenger. He said they were from out-of-state.

Initial reports were that a plane had crashed near the Falmouth Town Landing.


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