ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A pilot of an amphibious plane caused a stir Wednesday when they reportedly landed in the Mississippi River in front of the Gateway Arch. 

Firefighters on the bridge

Eyewitnesses say the plane came in from the north and landed, then taxied up river and took off again, flying in a few loops before flying off.  

Watch: Viewer video shows the plane taking off from the river. Watch it by clicking here.

The emergency calls came out just before 3 p.m. and responders from the Marine Rescue Task Force responded to the scene along with the St. Louis Fire Department and members of the Coast Guard.

Just after 3:10 p.m., the fire department announced it was an intentional landing, and they have made contact with the pilot of the aircraft, which is in flight. 

The plane, an Icon A5, was featured in the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow last weekend, and was conducting a demonstration flight. 

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