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.READ MORE: Nationwide Shortage Of Chlorine And Propane Tanks Impacting Pools Right Before Summer
The aircraft landed just feet away from some homes. “I was lucky that he didn’t come to my house,” one resident said.READ MORE: Narcotics Officers Arrests 3 People In A Drug Raid Wednesday Morning In Montebello
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.MORE NEWS: Pasadena, Long Beach Enact Eased Yellow Tier Rules Including Reopening Of Indoor Bars; LA County Waits For Thursday
The circumstances of the crash were not immediately confirmed.