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A Japan Air Lines DC-8 fell short of the runway at San Francisco International Airport in November 1968. All 107 on board survived. (CBS)

1968 Crash At SFO Similar To Asiana Flight 214 Tragedy

There have been 12 commercial airline crashes at San Francisco International Airport since it opened in 1927. But one disaster stands out as eerily similar to Saturday’s deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 — it’s a November 22, 1968 crash.

07/08/2013

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

Tail Section From Asiana Flight 214 Found In San Francisco Bay; Pilots Being Interviewed

Part of the tail section of an Asiana jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was found in the waters of San Francisco Bay, and debris from the seawall was carried several hundred feet down the runway, a federal official said Monday.

07/08/2013

Asiana Flight 214 Cabin Interior

First Photograph Offers Glimpse Inside Wrecked Asiana Airlines Plane At SFO

The first image from inside the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was released by federal investigators Sunday, showing the level of damage done.

07/07/2013

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Mixed Reaction In Bay Area To Lowering DUI Threshold

A proposal released by the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent was met with mixed reaction in the Bay Area and nationwide.

05/15/2013

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to ANA lands at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, September 27, 2011. (Boeing)

ANA Cancels Boeing 787 Flights To San Jose Through Mid-February

All-Nippon Airways has canceled until Feb. 18 all flights to Tokyo from Mineta San Jose International Airport as it continues to ground its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the United States and Japan.

01/28/2013

NTSB Materials Engineer Matt Fox examines the casing from the battery involved in the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fire in a plane that had already landed in Boston at NTSB headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (NTSB)

NTSB Says Boeing 787 Battery Shows Signs Of Short-Circuiting

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month shows evidence of short-circuiting and a chemical reaction known as “thermal runaway,” in which an increase in temperature causes progressively hotter temperatures, federal accident investigators said Thursday.

01/24/2013

The Overseas Reymar in San Francisco Bay after brushing up against a Bay Bridge tower bumper. (CBS)

Pilot Who Struck Bay Bridge Had 3 Prior Accidents

The pilot of an empty oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was involved in three previous accidents, records obtained Tuesday show.

01/08/2013

Federal Team Standing By To Investigate Chevron Refinery Fire

A federal team is standing by waiting for the all clear to investigate the fire at Richmond’s Chevron refinery, but the results may not come for another two years.

08/09/2012

A Robinson R-22 helicopter went down around 4:45 p.m. Thursday as the pilot experienced engine problems while approaching the airport.

Pilot Walks Away From Palo Alto Helicopter Crash

Authorities say a helicopter pilot escaped injury when she was forced to make an emergency landing in a wetlands area near Palo Alto Airport.

03/15/2012

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California Officials Urge PG&E To Replace Potentially Hazardous Gas Pipes

Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier described a brittle brand of plastic pipe used in PG&E distribution lines as a ticking time bomb, but acknowledges the company has committed to replacing the hazardous material.

03/15/2012

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