CAPE NEDDICK – A plane crash reported over the weekend in the waters off the Maine coast wasn’t a crash at all.

California-based airplane manufacturer ICON said Tuesday that one of its A5 amphibious aircraft landed in the water and was lifted by crane onto a yacht by its owner.

Witnesses who saw the plane skip across the water thought they’d witnessed a crash and notified the York Police Department, which responded accordingly on Friday.

The incident was reported by several media outlets, including The Associated Press.

The police department notified the Federal Aviation Administration. An FAA spokesman said Monday there’s no investigation and the landing was a “routine event.”

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