The pilot of an ultralight airplane that crashed into the Androscoggin River in Bethel on Wednesday evening escaped uninjured.

The plane went down near the Sunday River Brewing Co., said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The river is within a few hundred feet of the pub, which is at the intersection of Sunday River Road and Route 2.

McCausland said the pilot walked away from the crash. His name was unavailable.

The cause of the crash, which happened around 7 p.m., is under investigation by the Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service.

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