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Another Laser Strike Reported at SFO

Another Laser Strike Reported at SFO

San Francisco International Airport officials said a plane landing early Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel touched down safely despite someone pointing a laser at it. Read More

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May 2, 2018
Video Confirms FAA Source's Report of Near Miss at SFO

Video Confirms FAA Source's Report of Near Miss at SFO

Top FAA sources previously told NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit that the Air Canada jet had come a lot closer to hitting planes during a near miss at San Francisco International Airport than official statements implied. On Wednesday, new video that shows the near miss validates their information. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports.

Feb 27, 2018
Bogus Parts Still Pose Safety Threat on Commercial Airplanes

Bogus Parts Still Pose Safety Threat on Commercial Airplanes

Ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rep. Peter DeFazio vows to crack down on unapproved airplane parts that pose a safety risk to the flying public. DeFazio’s renewed focus on bogus parts... Read More

Nov 17, 2016
Santa Clara Mayor Wants Answers on Levi's Stadium Lights

Santa Clara Mayor Wants Answers on Levi's Stadium Lights

In the midst of a fiery dispute between Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and the San Francisco 49ers over the management of Levi’s Stadium, NBC Bay Area has uncovered yet another incident where the arena’s lights and bright... Read More

Nov 3, 2016
Unapproved Airplane Parts Creating Safety Risk in Aviation

Unapproved Airplane Parts Creating Safety Risk in Aviation

An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovers widespread use of unapproved airplane parts, some of which lead to fatal crashes. These parts are so ubiquitous in the industry and so easily available that The Unit was able to buy them over... Read More

Aug 21, 2016
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

Apr 28, 2016
Safety Concerns About Levi's Stadium Lights: FAA

Safety Concerns About Levi's Stadium Lights: FAA

New FAA e-mails show air traffic controllers, pilots and even FAA officials were more concerned about safety issues surrounding bright lights at Levi’s and Avaya sports stadiums than previously acknowledged. Read More

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

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

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

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