Private Jet Catches Fire At Oakland International; Main Runway BlockedA Cessna Citation blew a tire while rolling toward its takeoff at Oakland International Airport Wednesday, igniting a small fire and shutting down the main runway, officials said.
Indonesian Passenger Jet Lost At Sea: Search For Survivors UnderwayA Lion Air flight lost contact shortly after it left Indonesia's capital Monday morning, and a search and rescue effort was being made at sea.
Wells Fargo Executive Killed When Southwest Jet Engine Fails In FlightA Wells Fargo Bank executive was killed from injuries suffered when an engine on a Southwest Airlines jet suffered a major in-flight failure Tuesday, sending debris through her window on the plane.
Roaring Navy Fighter Jet Over Berkeley Broke No RulesThe Navy has determined a low-flying Navy fighter jet buzzing over Berkeley earlier this year, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules.
FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet EngineA computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.
Tuesday's Roaring Navy Fighter Jet Over Berkeley Was Just A Pilot Saying 'Hello' To His Brother At CalThe supersonic, low-flying navy fighter jet seen buzzing over Berkeley Tuesday afternoon was reportedly flown by the brother of a Cal grad student.
F-18 Supersonic Jet Fighter Buzzes BerkeleyAn F-18 Hornet Navy fighter jet buzzed Berkeley Tuesday, and created quite the buzz on Twitter.
Emirate Airlines Service To San Francisco For Its Massive, Uber Luxe A380 Jets Begins Dec. 1Luxury will be flying high over San Francisco come December when the world’s largest most luxurious planes are in the skies. <strong>
Jet With Mechanical Problems Makes Emergency Landing At San Jose AirportA corporate jet with mechanical problems made an emergency landing at the Mineta San Jose International Airport Tuesday afternoon, an airport spokeswoman said.
NASA: Supersonic Passenger Jets Closer To Returning To Airports Thanks To Sonic Boom ResearchSan Francisco to New York in two hours? It's been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it's not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don't like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.
Researchers Find Potentially-Deadly Germs Hiding In Airplane Cabins For DaysNew findings from Auburn University show just how germ-filled the cabins of passenger jets really are. Scientists exposed six common airplane surfaces to MRSA, E. coli and other bacteria. They found that the potentially-deadly bacteria could survive for over a week.
Bay Area Satellite Imaging Firm Helping Search For Missing Malaysian Airlines PlaneA Bay Area firm specializing in providing high-definition satellite images is helping in the search for debris of the Malaysian Airlines flight which is now believed to have crashed into a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
Law Firm Says It's Suing Boeing Over Asiana CrashA Chicago law firm took steps to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.
FAA Orders Comprehensive Review Of Boeing 787's Critical SystemsThe Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week, the agency said Friday.
Passenger Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Mineta San JoseAn Alaska Airlines flight bound for Seattle from the Los Angeles area has made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport Wednesday morning.