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FAA: Growing Number Of Close Calls Between Drones, Planes Above Bay Area

A new report from the Federal Aviation Administration details just how often drones cause problems for airplanes above the Bay Area.

08/21/2015

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Plane With Unconscious Pilot At Controls Plunges Into Ocean 460 Miles Off Point Reyes

U.S. Coast Guard officials said they have suspended a search Friday afternoon for the pilot of an experimental aircraft that crashed off of Point Reyes Thursday night.

08/14/2015

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San Jose City Council OK’s Crime Fighting Drone For City’s Police Department

The San Jose city council has given the police department the go-ahead to use a new drone for crime fighting.

08/11/2015

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Tired Air Traffic Controllers Making Skies Less Safe, According To Newly-Released FAA Study

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.

08/11/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Fire Officials Urge Drone Pilots To Stay Away From California Wildfire Zones

Both California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don’t fly drones over wildfires.

07/10/2015

Wreckage of a Coast Guard helicopter following a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, June 29, 2015. (CBS)

Coast Guard Helicopter Crash Lands At San Francisco International Airport

A Coast Guard helicopter that was conducting hovering training near the San Francisco International Airport crash landed Monday, but no one was reported injured.

06/29/2015

Airbus A380 flying in sky (Getty Images)

New SFO Traffic Flow Creating Headaches For Some Palo Alto Residents

People on the Peninsula have noticed planes flying overhead for years, but because of new FAA satellite technology, say it’s gotten worse.

05/26/2015

Debris of a plane crash in Livemore. (CBS SF)

Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Castro Valley

The pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed in the hills near Castro Valley, according to authorities.

05/22/2015

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21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.

05/05/2015

Drone in Flight

Drone Swarm Plagues Golden Gate Bridge; Officials Asking For Restrictions

The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.

04/26/2015

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