Helicopter

A KOMO news helicopter crashes outside the television station on March 18, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: H. Quinn/CBS Seattle)

Lack Of Approved Landing Spots Makes Seattle-Type Helicopter Crash Unlikely In SF

A helicopter crash like the one that killed two people in Seattle Tuesday morning is unlikely to happen in San Francisco, because helicopters are not allowed to land in the city outside of an emergency.

03/19/2014

A KOMO news helicopter crashes outside the television station on March 18, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: H. Quinn/CBS Seattle)

2 Killed In Seattle News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle

The Seattle Fire Department says the two people killed when a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning outside its station near the Space Needle were inside the chopper.

03/18/2014

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Helicopter Rescues Dog From 90-Foot Cliff In Sonoma County

The dog’s owner called 911 at about 1:45 p.m. to report that her dog, a black Labrador retriever, had fallen over a cliff in the Portuguese Beach area.

03/15/2014

A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire in East Palo Alto on February 14, 2011. (CBS)

Central Valley Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter

A Central California man convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region’s longest for such a crime.

03/11/2014

A specialized helicopter was set to measure radiation levels in the Bay Area.

Helicopter To Measure Bay Area Radiation Levels From The Sky

A helicopter may be seen flying at low-level altitudes over parts of San Francisco, Pacifica and Oakland this week, but authorities said the public shouldn’t be alarmed.

08/27/2012

CHP Helicopter

Sunnyvale Air Force Doctor, Friend Recount Shasta Survival Story

While awaiting a rescue helicopter, they ended up saving one of the paramedics who was there to save them.

07/11/2012

Oakland Police Department helicopter, also known as Argus. (CBS)

Donation Allows Oakland Police Helicopter To Fly Again

A donation from a private group will help the Oakland Police Department’s helicopter spend more time in the air to help catch criminals, Police Chief Howard Jordan said Wednesday.

05/30/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Body Found At Bodega Head Was Sonoma Man, No Link To Yacht Crash

A man found dead at the base of a cliff at Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast Tuesday evening was identified Friday as 58-year-old Brian Christopher Abel of Sonoma.

04/27/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Helicopter Recovers Body From Bodega Bay Waters

A body was recovered from the waters in Bodega Bay Wednesday morning, a Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

04/25/2012

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues Boaters After Cold Night Near Bodega Bay

The Coast Guard said two men and young boy are OK after they spent a cold night at sea on a disabled small boat.

04/08/2012

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