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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

An NTSB investigator documents the tail section of the Asiana Airlines flight 214. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

Federal Investigators Examine Pilots’ Actions In Asiana Flight 214 Crash

The crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport last July was a result of an over-reliance on automated systems in the plane, National Transportation Safety Board officials said at a hearing today in Washington, D.C.

06/24/2014

A United Airlines plane comes in for a landing. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Jet From SFO Nearly Collided With Another Plane At New Jersey Airport

A plane taking off and another plane landing on intersecting runways at Newark Liberty Airport nearly collided last month, according to a preliminary federal report.

05/19/2014

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

NTSB Says Fatal Crash At Travis AFB Air Show Occurred During Attempted Ribbon Cutting Maneuver

Stunt pilot Eddie Andreini planned to make three passes in his 1944 Super Stearman biplane during a “ribbon-cut maneuver” at the Thunder Over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base earlier this month.

05/13/2014

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