A small plane crashed in Temple City near the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Authorities were called to the scene near Rio Hondo River and Lower Azusa around 8:22 p.m. after receiving reports of a plane down, the Department said.
There were three people on onboard the plane, identified as a Cessna C175, and none were seriously injured, according to Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The pilot and two passengers were able to extract themselves from the plane and were transported to a local hospital, police said.
“The victims are all doing okay right now. They’re at County USC Medical Center; there were no life threatening injuries and they self-extricated out of the plane,” said Art Jimenez with the LAFD. “The Cessna did crash into the wash itself and then actually crash landed into a tree against the wall behind these neighbor’s facility.”
Over five gallons of fuel leaked onto the ground next to the trees and authorities had to put a blanket of foam around the aircraft to prevent fire, Jimenez added.
The cause of the crash is currently unknown, Gregor said.