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Crisis in Air Traffic Control Towers

Crisis in Air Traffic Control Towers

NBC Bay Area talks to the people on the front lines of the nation’s air traffic control system to discover the impact nationwide shortages are already having on our aviation system. Read More

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Friday, Jan 8, 2016
Critics: SJC Lacks Enough Fire Personnel

Critics: SJC Lacks Enough Fire Personnel

Fire officials have increased the number of firefighters and trucks on duty at San Jose Mineta International Airport five months after an NBC Bay Area investigation found the airport had fewer firefighters on duty per shift... Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Is San Jose Airport Ready for a Major Crash?

Is San Jose Airport Ready for a Major Crash?

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit compared San Jose Airport’s emergency preparedness to other airports of similar size and found it fell behind those airports without breaking FAA rules. Read More

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015
Unruly Airline Passengers Rarely Face Criminal Charges

Unruly Airline Passengers Rarely Face Criminal Charges

Rowdy passengers can be a source of frustration for both travelers and airlines, causing delays, diversions, and drama. Disrupting a commercial flight is a serious crime, but as the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit uncovered,... Read More

Monday, Sep 21, 2015
Levi's Stadium Lights May Be Airport Safety Hazard

Levi's Stadium Lights May Be Airport Safety Hazard

Some pilots say powerful lights above and around the new Levi’s Stadium can cause safety hazards for flights in and out of San Jose Mineta International Airport. Read More

Friday, Jan 9, 2015
Drone Close Calls in California

Drone Close Calls in California

California pilots had more "close calls" with drones than any other state. Read More

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013
Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco

Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco

Three people were killed and 181 hospitalized after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and burst into flames at San Francisco International Airport.

Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Do Foreign Pilots Get Enough Training in the Cockpit?

Do Foreign Pilots Get Enough Training in the Cockpit?

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit travels to international flight schools in the Bay Area and across the country. Former instructors question whether the in- flight training is enough for these young pilots before they get... Read More

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