Plane goes down in wash in El Monte

The pilot of a small plane was hoisted up and brought in to safety by an L.A. Sheriff's rescue team after having to make an emergency landing in a wash in El Monte Thursday afternoon.

The plane went down in the Rio Hondo wash in the 4500 block of N. Riverview Avenue just north of the El Monte airport after a reported engine failure, according to authorities. The water in the wash was about a foot deep.

No injuries were reported. The pilot received a medical evaluation by a team of fire medics on scene.

The incident is under investigation.