Aviation Safety and Security - NBC Bay Area

SEND YOUR TIPS TO

SEND YOUR TIPS TO:

I-UNIT

Consumer

8889968477

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

Follow Us

Get Alerts

Receive the latest stories from the Investigative Unit in your email.

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

Top Investigations
  • Sonoma Co. Toxic Clean Up May Not Finish Until Early 2018

    Sonoma Co. Toxic Clean Up May Not Finish Until Early 2018

    FEMA announced Thursday the North Bay Fires rank 4th on their list of disasters in terms of the amount of destruction and the number of lives taken in a single incident. The urban wildfires have killed at least 42 people and...

  • Emergency Alerts Unable to Reach Millions in Bay Area

    Emergency Alerts Unable to Reach Millions in Bay Area

    U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris delivered a scathing letter to the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday, criticizing the agency for its failure to develop an effective cell phone emergency alert system.

  • PG&E Identifies 8 Electrical Failures in North Bay Firestorm

    PG&E Identifies 8 Electrical Failures in North Bay Firestorm

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials revealed Monday that they have officially notified state regulators of eight separate electric equipment failures in the recent North Bay firestorm – but declined to detail what triggered...

  • How to Scrutinize Fake Business Reviews Online

    How to Scrutinize Fake Business Reviews Online

    More than 80 percent of people sometimes check reviews for businesses, but half wonder if they can be trusted, according to the Pew Research Center -- and they have good reason to, according to experts in online reviews.

  • Workers Continue to Harvest Grapes Despite Unhealthy Air

    Workers Continue to Harvest Grapes Despite Unhealthy Air

    The state’s worker safety agency issued a worker safety advisory late Friday after NBC Bay Area took video of workers harvesting grapes at The Robert Mondavi vineyard in the fire-torn Napa Valley, some without any protection...

  • Bosses Recorded, Shared Airport Worker Sex Videos: Lawsuit

    Bosses Recorded, Shared Airport Worker Sex Videos: Lawsuit

    A female former security supervisor for the company that protects John F. Kennedy International Airport has filed a federal complaint alleging the outfit was "overrun with misogyny, racism and harassment.” LaDonna Powell...

--------- @TheUnitNBC ---------

-------------- Awards --------------

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit is a nationally-recognized reporting team. Members of the Investigative Unit have won numerous accolades such as the Emmy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the National Press Club Award.
See our full list of our awards here

Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay Area's community outreach and volunteering initiative. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out