Small plane crash

A plane owned by Dale Smith of San Jose took off from Baker City, Ore. for Butte, Mont. on December 1, 2013. Authorities said the plane disappeared near the town of Yellow Pine in Central Idaho. (CBS)

Plane Owned By San Jose Man Reported Missing In Idaho Wilderness

A search in the central Idaho backcountry for five people in a small plane that disappeared Sunday has been complicated by heavy snow and low visibility.


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2 Die In Small Plane Crash Near Auburn

Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed near Auburn Municipal Airport late Saturday.


(CBS Graphic)

Pilot Killed When Plane Departing From Santa Clara Crashes In Truckee

Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a small plane crash that killed a pilot near the Sierra town of Truckee.


(CBS Graphic)

Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash In Santa Rosa Vineyard

Emergency responders were at the scene of a small airplane crash in a Santa Rosa vineyard.


Sonoma Airport

Light Plane Crashes In Sonoma Vineyard

An airplane with two occupants crashed in a Sonoma County vineyard as a result of an engine failure on Thursday, according to sheriff’s deputies.


Investigators beside a small plane that crashed shortly after taking off in Concord with 2 passengers aboard. (CBS)

Small Plane Crashes In Concord Just After Takeoff

A small plane crashed Tuesday shortly after takeoff from Concord. A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Concord Tuesday. There were two men on board.


According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a pilot flying a Cessna from Monterey to Hilo, Hawaii was forced to ditch his plane after running out of fuel on October 6, 2011. (CBS)

Man Flying From Monterey To Hawaii Ditches Small Plane In Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued the pilot of a small plane who was forced to ditch in the Pacific Ocean after running out of fuel while flying from California’s Central Coast to Hawaii.


(CBS Graphic)

Pilot Of Homemade Plane Killed In Crash Near Salinas

The pilot of a single-engine airplane died Thursday night when the plane crashed in Monterey County, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.


(CBS Graphic)

San Francisco Man Among 2 Dead In Grand Canyon Plane Crash

Investigators believe 32-year-old Jacobe Daniel Foster of San Francisco and 39-year-old Andrew Jay Weiner of Henderson, Nev. were killed in a plane crash near the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011

Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Watsonville Fatal Plane Crash Pilot Licensed Less Than 4 Months

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that pilot David Houghton had accrued about 140 hours of flight time, including his flight training for his pilot certificate, at the time of the July 7 crash.

CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011