Small plane skids off runway at San Gabriel Valley Airport

The pilot of a small aircraft was treated for an injury after an aircraft skidded off the runway Saturday morning at the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte, authorities said.  

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. The two passengers were able to evacuate themselves after the plane skid off the runway, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

El Monte Police Lt. Ernie Cramer said Saturday the pilot was taken to the hospital with a minor head injury. The other person in the Cessna was not hurt.

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Tony Imbrenda said the plane experienced difficulties prior to the attempted takeoff. About 5 to 10 gallons (38 liters) of fuel spilled, he said.

The lieutenant says police were called to the airport around 11:15 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified of the incident.

The names of the pilot or co-pilot were not immediately released. 

FOX 11's Kelli Johnson contributed to this report.