EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) – Three people were injured after a small plane crashed in a wash that runs parallel to the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte Friday night.

The Cessna 175 crashed around 8:30 p.m. in the area Ranger Avenue and Whitney Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The aircraft landed just feet away from some homes. “I was lucky that he didn’t come to my house,” one resident said.

Oil was leaking from the wreckage. “The motor came off of it…We put a blanket of foam around the actual plane itself. After that, we secured the plane” said Capt. Art Jimenez of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A pilot and two passengers aboard the plane suffered minor injuries.

The circumstances of the crash were not immediately confirmed.

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