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Cockpit Door Access Pad (Photo from Youtube Video Of Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description and Procedure)

VIDEO: How Reinforced Cockpit Door Could Keep Out Germanwings Pilot, Despite Emergency Access Codes

Video shows how cockpit doors lock and how they can be opened in certain circumstances, but even the strongest blunt force is unable to break the newer, stronger reinforced doors.

03/26/2015

SEYNE, FRANCE - MARCH 25: (Alternate crop of #467495310)  In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France.  Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf  has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died.  (Photo by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images)

Alone At Controls, Co-Pilot Sought To ‘Destroy’ Plane With 150 On Board

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.

03/26/2015

A pilot crash landed on a golf course in Hayward after losing power Sunday. (Bay City News)

Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Hayward Golf Course After Losing Power

A pilot whose plane lost power after taking off made an emergency landing at a golf course in Hayward Sunday afternoon, a fire spokesman said.

02/15/2015

(CBS Graphic)

Airplane Crashes Into Barbed Wire Fence At Angwin Airport

An airplane crashed at the Angwin Airport Sunday afternoon, a Napa County sheriff’s official said.

01/04/2015

(CBS Graphic)

2 Killed In Plane Crash In Sierra Nevada Foothills

Two people are dead after a small plane crashed not far from an airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

12/24/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Cargo Pilots Say Fatigue Leading To Big Danger Below

Dozens of huge cargo jets fly over Bay Area neighborhoods daily, and the pilots flying them say lack of rest is creating a big danger below.

11/16/2014

Students evacuated Vallejo High School after an explosion in a photo lab injured 2 employees. (CBS SF)

2 Staff Members Injured In Gas Explosion At Vallejo High School; Lines Had Been Shutoff Since Napa Quake

Vallejo High School was evacuated after an a maintenance worker trying to re-light the pilot caused an explosion, seriously injuring himself and at least one other staff member. School has since resumed.

11/14/2014

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

Surviving Pilot Was Flung From SpaceShipTwo As It Disintegrated Over Mojave Desert

The pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn’t know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, though protocol for the test flight required the co-pilot to announce the […]

11/13/2014

Crash Locator

No Survivors Found In Plane Crash Discovered Near Gilroy

There were no survivors in a plane crash discovered Sunday morning in a rural area off of state Highway 152 east of Gilroy, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman said.

11/09/2014

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

Pilot Killed In Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Grew Up In South Bay

The test pilot who was killed last Friday when the Virgin Galactic private space vehicle broke up over the Mojave Desert was a native of Scotts Valley.

11/04/2014

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