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Pilots Survive Midair Collision In Solano County With Minor Injuries

The owner of a helicopter flight school, with a student who was involved in a midair collision over Solano County, says the aircraft narrowly escaped what could have been a deadly crash.


US Federal Aviation Administration logo over Air traffic controller radar screen (AP)

Copter, Plane Collide Near Rio Vista

Officials say a small plane and a helicopter landed safely after making contact in the air in the San Francisco Bay Area and there are no reports of any injuries.


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Stranded South Bay Boater Airlifted To Safety

A boater who went out duck hunting Tuesday and got stuck overnight several miles from San Jose’s Alviso Marina was found cold but in good condition Wednesday morning.


A P-51 Mustang airplane crashes into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 in Reno Nevada. The World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged Friday into the edge of the grandstands during the popular air race creating a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris. (AP)

Vintage Helicopter, Crew Flew Into Service After Reno Air Race Crash

In the moments after the September 16th Reno air race crash, a group of men who were uniquely qualified to help leapt into action.


Coast Guard

Teenager Rescued After Point Reyes Cliff Plunge

A helicopter rescue unit pulled off a difficult beach rescue Sunday evening after a teenager fell down a cliff in the Point Reyes National Seashore, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CBS San Francisco–03/14/2011

San Jose Police Department Helicopter. (CBS)

San Jose May Ground Police Helicopter To Save Money

A proposal would ground the San Jose Police Department’s helicopter for at least a year because of the city’s $110 million budget deficit.


A person shines a laser at a helicopter. (CBS)

Laser Strikes Chopper 5 Over East Palo Alto

A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire at a nearby veterans home Monday night.

KPIX 5–02/15/2011

Coast Guard Rescue

Helicopter Rescue Forces Closure Of Hwy. 1 In San Mateo County

Traffic was being controlled through one open lane on state Highway 1 in San Mateo County following a helicopter rescue.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

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Coast Guard Rescues Injured Ship Crewmember Off San Francisco

The U.S Coast Guard rescued a crewmember from a ship en route to Panama on Sunday, after he was burned by one of the ships boilers three days earlier.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011