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Small Plane Flips Over And Crashes During Takeoff From San Rafael Airport

A small-engine plane crashed as it was taking off from the San Rafael Airport Saturday afternoon.

5 hours ago

(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

(ALAIN JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Expected To Require Pilot License To Operate A Drone Under Strict New Regulations

The official rules for commercial drones are expected to be released by the end of the year, but according to one report, the FAA is expected to announce they will require operators to have a pilot license along with other restrictions.

11/24/2014

Amber Schadewald holds the quadcopter drone found outside her San Francisco Fulton St. home. (CBS)

NTSB Ruling Rattles America’s Fledgling Drone Industry

While the FAA is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent…

11/19/2014

Kiely Vaca. (CBS SF/Instagram)

South Bay High School Mourns Death Of Student Who Died In Gilroy Plane Crash

A South Bay high school is mourning the death of a popular student after the plane she was in crashed in a remote area of Santa Clara County.

11/11/2014

The remains of a home burned to the ground in the Dog Rock Fire in Placer County. (CBS)

Yosemite Officials Say Sparks From Vehicle Started Wildfire That Killed Pilot; 5 Homes Destroyed

Yosemite park officials say sparks from a vehicle caused the wildfire that led to a former U.S. Navy pilot’s death.

10/09/2014

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Fire At FAA Facility In Chicago Cancels, Delays Bay Area Flights

Bay Area flights to and from the Chicago area are canceled and delayed Friday morning because of a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration
center.

09/26/2014

A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows a drone flying over vineyards of the Pape Clement castle, belonging to Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez in the soutwestern French town of Pessac. Magrez is the first winemaker to have bought last February a drone equipped with a infrared camera to determine the optimal maturity of the domain's grapes and thus harvest them at different times. AFP PHOTO JEAN PIERRE MULLER. (Photo credit should read JEAN PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government To Allow Drones For TV, Movie Production; Other Industries May Follow Suit

The government plans to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

Mineta San Jose International Airport

Jet With Mechanical Problems Makes Emergency Landing At San Jose Airport

A corporate jet with mechanical problems made an emergency landing at the Mineta San Jose International Airport Tuesday afternoon, an airport spokeswoman said.

08/05/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Despite Previous Denials, Documents Show SJPD Purchased Drone

Despite previous denials, documents show the San Jose Police Department purchased a drone.

07/30/2014

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