Pilot

Missing Palo Alto pilot William McAdams allegedly stole a plane and disappeared. (CBS)

Palo Alto Flight Instructor Allegedly Steals Plane, Disappears Into Night Over Pacific Ocean

It’s been 10 days since a flight instructor from Palo Alto vanished while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

05/18/2015

Photographer Brian Kiley sets up his camera under altocumulus clouds. (CBS)

‘Warning Clouds’ Above Bay Area Signal Coming Of Wet Weather

They can be considered Pilots, signaling “bumpy” weather ahead! Some of the altocumulus clouds can develop into towering thunderstorms.

05/13/2015

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

Flight From SFO Lands Safely In North Carolina After Engine Problem, Emergency Landing

A United Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport on Sunday landed safely in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the pilot reported an engine problem and declared an emergency, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman.

05/11/2015

Grounded American Airlines MD-80 aircraft sit on the tarmac April 10, 2008 at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. American Airlines again canceled more than 900 flights today as part of the effort to complete inspections and repairs of faulty wiring on its MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

iPad Glitch Delays Dozens Of American Airlines Flights

More than 50 American Airlines flights have been delayed in the past two days by a glitch in navigation-map software loaded on pilots’ iPads.

04/29/2015

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

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