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Witnesses Say Pilot Jumped Without Chute From Burning Plane That Crashed Near Livermore

Several witnesses spotted the pilot jumping from the aircraft without a parachute after the plane caught on fire after taking off from Livermore airport on Saturday.

06/22/2014

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1 Dead When Experimental Plane Crashes Near Livermore

At least one person has died in an experimental plane that crashed and sparked a brush fire in a field in Alameda County near Livermore Saturday afternoon.

06/21/2014

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

A United Airlines 757 in flight after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport. (AP file photo)

Plane Bound For Hawaii Returns To LAX Due To Smoke In Cockpit

A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin during a flight to Hawaii.

05/10/2014

Grounded American Airlines MD-80 aircraft sit on the tarmac April 10, 2008 at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. American Airlines again canceled more than 900 flights today as part of the effort to complete inspections and repairs of faulty wiring on its MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

FAA Reveals At San Francisco Conference That Jet Nearly Hit Drone In Florida

Jim Williams of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft systems office acknowledged the incident Thursday at a San Francisco drone conference, citing it as an example of the risks posed by integrating drones into U.S. airspace.

05/09/2014

Sheriff's deputies at the Parachute Center at Lodi Airport, April 29, 2014. (CBS)

Skydivers Collide In San Joaquin County; 1 Killed

A skydiver has died in Northern California after colliding with another diver in midair.

04/29/2014

Battle In Berkeley To Make The City A ‘No Drone Zone’

A battle over drones is taking place in the city of Berkeley. One side wants them overhead, the other side wants to declare the city a ‘no drone zone’.

04/18/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

California Gets Passed Over For FAA Drone Development Site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. California did not make the list, despite significant lobbying by the strong aerospace industry.

12/30/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

FAA Imposes Landing Restrictions On Foreign Jets At SFO

U.S. aviation officials are no longer allowing foreign airlines to land alongside another plane when touching down at San Francisco International Airport.

07/30/2013

The scene, from a distance of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at SFO. (credit: Hougdiggs/KPIX)

More Training For U.S. Pilots To Be Required In Wake Of SFO Crash

The question of pilot experience is one of the issues raised in the investigation of the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco on Saturday.

07/10/2013

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