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An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California.  AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON

NTSB: Co-Pilot Error Blamed For Crash Of Virgin Galactic Spaceship

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft’s braking system early.

07/28/2015

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

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

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

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

Memorial Service For Air Tanker Pilot Who Died Fighting Yosemite Fire To Be Held Tuesday

A memorial service for the air tanker pilot who died battling a wildfire in Yosemite last week will be held Tuesday in San Jose, Cal Fire officials said.

10/18/2014

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

NTSB’s Preliminary Findings: Air Tanker Hit Tree With Wing Fighting Dog Rock Fire Before Deadly Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) say they think a Cal Fire air tanker that crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite last week may have struck a tree with its wing according to preliminary findings.

10/15/2014

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

Retired Air Force Pilot Lee Behel of San Jose was killed in a crash while qualifying for the Reno Air Races. (CBS)

NTSB: Wing Malfunctioned In Crash That Killed San Jose Pilot At Reno Air Races

The NTSB is pointing to a wing malfunction as the cause of a crash at the Reno Air Races that killed a San Jose pilot.

09/16/2014

A Half Moon Bay pilot was killed in a crash during a show at Travis Air Force Base Sunday. (CBS)

Fire Killed Pilot After He Crashed During Travis AFB Airshow, Autopsy Finds

An autopsy report said it wasn’t the crash or the upside-down slide that killed pilot Eddie Andreini during an airshow at Travis Air Force Base last month. The report indicates he had survived the crash, only to be burned to death.

06/26/2014

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