The pilot was able to eject before the jet crashed Thursday afternoon.
Ten people, including some first responders, received medical treatment at an emergency room and released, while three other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“It was an event that we all planned for, and we all work toward and hope that never happens,” Leah Patterson, associate clinical nursing officer at Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley, told the Times. “Thank God for the outcome.”
The F-16 may have experienced “hydraulic failure” when it crashed, according to a report.