Pilot

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

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)

Pilot Killed Fighting Yosemite Wildfire ID’d As Former U.S. Navy Pilot

The pilot killed in a crash while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has been identified as a retired Navy pilot.

10/08/2014

An air tanker crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite. (Source: KCRA)

State Air Tankers Grounded After Deadly Yosemite Fire Crash

Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said.

10/08/2014

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

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

San Jose Pilot Killed In Crash While Qualifying For Reno Air Races

A San Jose pilot died in a plane crash Monday while attempting to qualify for the Reno National Championship Air Races, the same event where a wreck in 2011 killed a pilot and 10 spectators on the ground.

09/08/2014

Coast Guard boats search for a missing pilot after two planes collided over San Pablo Bay Sunday. (CBS)

NTSB: Pilot Error Led To Fatal Mid-Air Plane Crash Over San Pablo Bay

A fatal mid-air collision over San Pablo Bay occurred when the pilot of a small airplane misjudged the space between his plane and another small aircraft, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.

05/09/2014

Crews work to recover the plane that crashed over San Pablo Bay. (CBS)

Pilot Killed In San Pablo Bay Crash Identified As Rocklin Man

The Contra Costa County Coroner says the man killed Sunday when he collided with another private plane and crashed into San Pablo Bay was a 33-year-old believed to be from Sacramento.

05/01/2014

Crews work to recover the plane that crashed over San Pablo Bay. (CBS)

Plane Wreckage, Body Of Pilot Recovered After Crash Into San Pablo Bay

A marine salvage company has recovered the fuselage of a plane and the body of its pilot, who crashed into San Francisco Bay over the weekend after a midair collision.

04/30/2014

Crews search for wreckage of a small plane in San Pablo Bay, April 28, 2014. (CBS)

Divers Find Fuselage Of Plane That Crashed Into San Francisco Bay After Midair Collision

Diving crews with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office have located the fuselage of a plane that crashed into San Francisco Bay over the weekend after a midair collision.

04/29/2014

Search boats on San Pablo Bay following a private plane crash Sunday. (CBS)

Crews Find Wreckage Of Cessna Plane That Crashed In San Pablo Bay

A missing plane that went down in San Pablo Bay Sunday afternoon has been located by the Contra Costa County sheriff’s Infrastructure Protection Team, sheriff’s officials said Monday.

04/28/2014

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,008 other followers