A small aircraft crashed just before 2:30 p.m. today at French Valley Airport located in the 37500 block of Winchester Rd., according to a Riverside County Fire Department report.
The pilot was uninjured and his passenger, a female, was transported to an area hospital with complaints of pain.
According to witnesses at the scene, the fixed wing, single-engine Piper Cherokee was airborne before crashing into at least six other airplanes parked near the cafe.
Witnesses were unable to confirm whether or not the plane was taking off or landing when it clipped the tops of the first few parked planes before colliding into the others upon landing.
At least six planes sustained damage — three were leaking fuel — however, first responder radio transmissions indicated as many as eight airplanes may have been hit in the crash.
No other injuries were reported.
This plane crash is a developing story in Riverside County. Stay with SWRNN for more details as they come available.