Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - An small aircraft landed in the Rio Honda Wash, firefighters reported Thursday afternoon.
The plane hit the Rio Hondo Wash just north of San Gabriel Valley Airport, 4233 N. Santa Anita Avenue around 5:19 p.m. The plane landed in roughly an inch of water. The pilot was spotted sitting on a wing and was airlifted by a Sheriff’s helicopter, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Air traffic controllers advised LA County Fire of a plane down north of the airport. The plane and pilot were located in the wash near West Hondo Parkway.
It is unclear why the pilot landed in the Rio Hondo Wash.