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hello again, everyone. i'm fredericka whitfield. these stories are topping the "newsroom." investigators in san francisco trying to figure out why a plane crash landed 24 hours ago. we have a couple big clues, the flight recorders from the wreckage. we're live from san francisco next. the george zimmerman murder trial is set to resume tomorrow
in sanford, florida. zimmerman's defense team will pick off where it left friday. we have our legal team ahead to talk about what can be expected. at least five people are dead and police say many more deaths are expected after an unmanned train explodes and levels part of the canadian town near the u.s. border. we'll have a live report straight ahead. let's start in san francisco. investigators are trying to piece together what happened just before noon yesterday when a plane crashed on the runway. the flight recorders had been recovers. the ntsb tweeted out these photos of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. investigators hope that will give some critical clues. here's what we know about the victims. two 16-year-old girls were killed in that crash. they are chinese nationals. asiana airlines identifies them as ye mengyuan and wang linjia.
a doctor at san francisco general hospital told us last hour six people there remain in critical condition including a child. officials say they're seeing severe injuries like head trauma and paralysis. the faa said this afternoon some flights destined for san francisco could be delayed up to nine hours today. dan simon joins us live from the airport. what is the latest there. dan. >> reporter: hi, fredericka. it's been a little more than 24 hours since this crash happened and the investigation appears to be well under way. investigators have been out to that scene trying to figure out any type of clue to determine what may have heaped here. we know, as you reported, the flight data record have been sent to washington and appear to be in good shape. hopefully data is currently being extracted from the recorders. at this point, nothing has been ruled out including pilot error. we know the ceo of the airlines
say it appears there was no mechanical issue or problem with the engine either. survivors and witnesses say it appears the 7-year-old aircraft was flying too low as it approached the runway and the tail hit the sea way before it spun out of the control. the tail was detached from the airplane along with destabilizers. technology called ils helps tell pilots where the runway is, it wasn't operating at the time of the crash and not sure if that played a role. it hasn't been operating since june and pilots have been able to navigate just fine. there was no indication from the pilots there was anything from that plane. it came as a huge shock from
everyone on that plane you have this incident. there will be a news conference next hour 4:30 eastern time and hopefully have more information. >> i wonder travelers behind you waiting in line, how nervous are people as they try to make it to their flights. >> reporter: you know, folks we talked to don't appear to be nervous. this is one of those things. people believe it was an isolated incident and feel pretty safe traveling. we should point out, i looked up at the monitor a little while ago, a lot of these flights appear to be on time. this runway has four airports, two operational at least this afternoon and at this terminal, flights appear to be on time, fred. >> dan simon, thanks so much for keeping us posted. appreciate that. shortly after passengers escaped the wreckage, some of them began recounting their ordeal right away. take a listen to what one person
said. >> as it landed, a hard like loud noise and the masks fell down and then like i don't know severe stuff started falling down on people and everyone starts screaming. >> what was falling down on people? >> like the luggage. >> reporter: what were you doing at the time? >> i actually was pretty scared. i don't know. >> reporter: a lot of people getting out of their seat? what were they doing? screaming? >> most of them couldn't get out of their seats because they had like seatbelts. they were struggling. did you see flames? smoke? >> yes. before like leaving i saw some smoke in the cabin, i think. >> frightening moments as san francisco's fire chief said, it's nothing short of a miracle so many people walked away from this disaster. 123 in all. the concern right now falls on those who didn't come through the crash all right, especially those who remain in critical
condition. c cnn's kyung lah joins us now from the hospital with the latest. we heard about the doctors earlier who talked about the head injuries and paralysis and even burns. tell us more about the status of the patients there. >> reporter: extensive injuries. this is a level one trauma unit in the city. the most seriously injured came here. the chief of surgery came out to speak with us. she was saying this is the largest trauma many she has ever dealt with and maybe the largest ever this hospital has ever dealt with. 53 patients were brought here in the immediate aftermath of the plane crash, 19 patients admitted and six in critical condition. one of those six is a child. as you were saying, there are extensive injuries, the most concerning head trauma and spinal injuries, two spinal injuries which resulted in some form of paralysis. the other thing she mentioned,
there was something surprising about some of the injuries, it was like skin burn injuries, like they were experiencing road rash, something you might see in a motorcycle accident if they're not wearing leather to protect their skin. she said that was little surprising. if you look what these passengers went through and hear their stories, you can see how some people got those injuries looking at this wreckage. >> then, so often after tragedies, experiences like this, people don't want to talk. quite the opposite here. many folks eager to recount their experiences. >> reporter: some of the people here at this hospital and being allowed to leave, 19 are being admitted and a lot are leaving and walking through this parking lot. one of the mothers spoke with us, chatting with us, she is the mother traveling with five members of her family, seated at the rear of the plane. her 4-year-old child has a
broken leg. she recounted the harrowing tail what it felt like to sit in the rear of the plane, when the tail broke off, there was such a large hole, she walked out of the rear of the plane. here's what she told us. >> reporter: how difficult was it to get off the plane? >> it's not very difficult because we sit near the plane tail, we just walk out, two rows to the big hull. >> the tail? >> it's broken. yes. a big hole. the passengers near the -- the plane tail just walk out from this hole. >> think about how extraordinary that must be to be seated at the rear of the plane and then suddenly look out, turn around and that's all gone, it's a big hole you're walking out of, carrying your injured child. this is one of the many many remarkable stories we're hearing on the go around.
>> incredible. are doctors saying anything about whether they expect any to be released today? >> reporter: i'm sorry. can you say that one more time? >> are doctors say iing anythin about whether any patients might be released today? >> reporter: there are other patients kind of coming and going. it's hard to say if there are going to be any more released. what the hospital would say is that the extent of the other injuries ranged from serious to fair to good. it is very possible other patients may be leaving today which will certainly be very good news. >> very hopeful. thanks so much, kyung lah at san francisco general hospital. we will hear from another survivor in a few minutes joining us live how he was able to walk away but he's recalling what happened in the last 24 hours, almost like a slide show that keeps come back over and over again. happening in arizona, the bodies of 19 fallen firefighters are being taken in a procession
from phoenix to prescott, part of an elite hotshot group of firefighters who died last sunday fighting arizona wildfires. those fires are now about 90% contained. in egypt's capital, crowds are growing, a show of force by the opposition and muslim brotherhood. supporters of the deposed president are demanding his reinstatement while opponents of the muslim brotherhood are rallying in another part of cairo. the military is bracing for what could be a very long night, increasing security in cairo. it took 77 years, 77 years for that moment to happen. for a brit to win the wimbledon title. that's andy murray celebrating his championship over former champion novak djokovic in straight sets.
murray made it to the final last year, before losing to roger federer. i think everyone remembers that. this time, after his win, murray, what did he do? he tweeted, like everybody else these days and tweeted this. can't believe what's just happened. also ecstatic for him, actor russell crowe, he tweeted as well. he tweeted andy murray, you champion, well done son. all right. what is it like to survive a plane crash? we'll be finding out from someone who was there. we'll hear from the man who took these images. he was on board flight 214 taking images after walking off that plane. what was that experience like? his thoughts right after this. >> i just knew we were going to have a crash and i thought, now's my time. and then when it hits the -- you know, the runway so hard, yeah, it was obvious. >> did you think anything about
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in cairo, the crowds are getting bigger and fierce. neither the muslim brotherhood or opposition has any interest in giving up. here's cnn's karl penhaul. >> reporter: i will step out of the way and show you the scene right now in tahrir square. these are opponents of the deposed president, mohamed mo i morsi, and they are gathering in tens of thousands and still arriving in the square right now. from time-to-time we see an overflight by military
helicopters, apache helicopters flying over, small fighter jets flying over pumping out smoke the color of egyptian flags. that's an effort by the military to show they're on this crowd's side and a fact not lost on these people. they very much believe it's thanks to the military they were able to push mohamed morsi out of power during the week. they certainly reject the term "military coup." the crowd down here very much believe the military simply stepped into politics to back the will of the people. across the other side of town right now, supporters of the deposed president are also meeting. we haven't got eyes on the go around and i can't tell you how big they are. there are tens of thousands across there as well. what they are calling for is that mr. morsi from release by's by the arms forces and be
reinstated to power. it's no sign the armed forces will back down on that one. what is playing out on the streets once again tonight is a show of numbers. >> karl penhaul will keep us posted on that. venezuela says it's doors are open to nsa leaker ed snowden. the country has not heard from him. they extended an offer of i si lum friday. but the mm-mmm said they haven't had any communication with snowden. and venezuela said it will offer asylum if circumstances permit. the crisis in egypt all impa impacting the u.s. in one way or and the obama administration. bill richardson, former ambassador to the u.n. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> let's talk about this nsa leaker, edward snowden, bolivia,
venezuela offering asylum. first, he has to get to one of those places. if he does, can the u.s. intercept him in transit? >> i think the u.s. has to be careful. the overflights in europe have caused these latin-american countries basically offer asylum to snowden. i have no sympathy for snowden. i think he needs to be prosecuted. i think it's right we're telling these countries, bolivia, venezuela, it's a big dent in the relationship if they take it. what i don't understand, i was at the venezuelan elections, they want time prove the new post chavez government relationship with the u.s. they said that to me. i was an election observer and said that to the administration. now, they say they're ready to take snowden. i hope venezuela reverses itself with bolivia and nicaruaga less
so. i think the u.s. has to pursue our interests. what snowden did was unacceptable. you can't just decide unilaterally to leak things. it's not loyalty to the united state states. >> might there be double-talk involving those countries, bolivia, nicaruaga, and venezuela? they're saying publicly they offer asylum and another thing to carry through with it. >> i hope venezuela reverses itself. i hope it's double part on their part. these countries have been hostile to the united states. i think what provoked this, possibly -- i have no -- i'm not privy to details when president morales was flying over europe maybe we said to some of our friends in europe don't let him overfly there because we think snowden is possibly there. that could have happened but
since i'm not privy to these details, it could have clumsily happened. >> what is your opinion as to this coup, some calling it a coup and some not but clearly a changing of the guard there. how involved and to what extent should the u.s. be involved? >> we should be involved. the administration has to walk a very thin line. let's face it. this is what we're for. we should be loyal to the rule of law, to a democratic process in elections but also the stability. what are u.s. interests? we're better off without the muslim brotherhood in power. we're better off because of the treaty with israel 1979 egypt brings stability to the israel process, the palestinian process. secondly, we need the military in egypt on terrorism issues. i think what we need to do. we have a little leverage here. we provide $1.3 billion to the
egyptian military. we should push them as much as we can to make sure there a's inclusiveness in an interim government, they condone violence, they try to keep things cool. i was disappointed mohamed elbaradei who appeared to be the interim minister. i worked with him when he was secretary of the atomic energy agency. he's a democratic stable guy, ran for president and won the mobell prize. i guess he's out. he would have been a good moderate force and this is what we should be pushing for. moderation, rule of law, transparency. announced elections soon and hope a non-muslim brotherhood candidate wins i think would happen because the muslim brotherhood is so unpopular because they were not inclusive, mismanaged the economy and took over the courts. >> doesn't seem they're that
unpopular when you look at live pictures in the crowd because the pictures we're looking atta her square apparently that does represent the muslim brotherhood and those who oppose the ousted president, morsi. in your view, is that a concern when look at that crowd or inspiration this does represent a form of democracy speaking out? >> it is a form of democracy, it is people expressing their views. the reality in a free and fair election in egypt, the muslim brotherhood, no chance they would win because they mismanaged their one year in office. morsi screwed up. what is needed, i believe, is the military to provide the stability that leads to a democratic process. the administration can't say we'd prefer the military. i think they've handled it well. they said we're for rule of law, for democracy.
i was with some intelligence specialists in fenwick island. i think the view there is we have leverage. let's be judicious howie u we ut and i think the administration has done that so far. >> bill richardson, thank you for your time. we will talk more about that crash landing in san francisco. what is it like to survive something like that? we'll be talking to someone who was they're and actually took a number of images after walking off the plane.
looking at the pictures, so many of us agree and have the same thought, how in the world did so many escape this disaster of that flight 214. picket pictures like these give us an idea what it was like for those scrambling out of the plane. eugene took these photos after making his way out of the hull of that plane. a very rare close-up look of the crash site and he spoke with cnn earlier. >> water was right there. the plane was descending like
this, right? which is normal. this is the front part of the aircraft. this is the rear. there's a runway here and they suppose to come like this or i saw the plane was like this. if we go this altitude, there's 100% chance we will hit the runway before we touch the go around. >> reporter: were you panicking? >> yeah. of course. of course. i knew it. i knew. i knew it was going to happen. so i tried to hold on to, you know, whatever i could. and i hear the noise, the pilot try to send as much power as he could, try to lift the plane back up but it didn't work. so before even the plane -- go back up, they only lift the front part of, you know, the plane a little bit maybe.
as soon as i, you know, grab, you know, anything that i could hold on to, was like, you know, bang, and impact was so powerful. luckily, i was sitting, it has one more strap coming across my chest here, in addition to the one that goes around the waist because there's a slip per sit. if i did not, i'd have hit that ceiling. that's how hard the impact was. >> reporter: so what is that time period when you looked out the window, you saw the water and you knew. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: and it hit. how quickly did that happen? >> everything happened all at once, in lightning speed. i looked out and i just felt that, you know, we were too low, we were coming too low. i tried to grab something and
hit, bang! and the plane was tilted like this for some time and hit the go around again. i thought, you know, that was it. i thought i'm dying. and people scream and crying and, you know, it was chaos. >> wow. chaos. but, look at so much composure as he's telling that story, survivor eugene rah speaking to us earlier. the flight recorders from asiana flight 214 already at an ntsb lab in the washington d.c. area. they could hold critical information about what caused that crash. we'll take you for an update what investigators will be looking for. [ male announcer ] this store knows how to handle a saturday crowd.
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ntsb investigators are examining the flight recorders from asiana airline flight 214 a day aircraft crash landed on the runway. we're expecting to hear more from ntsb in about an hour from now. two 16-year-old girls died on that flight. they were both chinese. news outlets in china say they were students on their way to a summer camp in the u.s. at least five people are dead and police say many more deaths are expected after an unmanned train explodes and levels part of a canadian town near the u.s.
border. a live report straight ahead. the george zimmerman murder trial is set to resume tomorrow in sanford, florida. the defense will continue after calling zimmerman's mother to the stand on friday. we'll bring in our own legal panel in a minute for more legal analysis. art collector charles sachi and hiss famous chef wife nigella is getting a divorce. the chef says he is seeking a breakup. it comes after photos were published of him with his hands around nigella's throat at a restaurant last month. it took 77 years for this moment to happen. [ applause ] >> what a final play it was. a british player, now once again, winning wimbledon title. that's andy murray right there, celebrating after beating former
champion novak djokovic in straight sets. murray made it to the final last year before losing to roger federer. who can forget that? this time around, murray took to twitter after typing this. can't believe what's just happened! as we mentioned, the flight data recorders from asiana flight 214 have arrived from washington being examined by ntsb. in the meantime the go-team is on the go around at the airport in san francisco and they've been there since early this morning. cnn a cnn's reporter is here with us this morning. what do they expect to glean from the boxes. >> they've had the recorders more than six hours now and investigators will likely be targeting specific parts of the
recording leading up to the crash landing. they can tell them what the pilots were doing or saying and they were even aware there was a problem. the data recording is monitoring specifics like altitude, speed, which could answer whether the plane was going too fast or slow or pilot coming in at the correct angle and also tell whether the plane's systems or engine or landing gear were working. fred. >> how long is it expected? we talked with a former.official earlier who said it really could be as early as this evening when they start to get a better handle of the information. is that about right? >> right. that's about right. the ntsb telling us likely by this afternoon, they would have a preliminary readout of what is on those two recorders. don't be surprised if when we see this press conference happen in about an hour they actually
have information about what was on those recorders. so it's very possible when they give that first briefing of the day we may get some information about what they were able to find. fred. >> you heard dan simon reporting earlier about the instrument landing system at the airport, that it hadn't been working for some time now. might that have played a role in this? is this something investigators will be looking into? >> the equipment dan is talking about is the glide scope essentially out of service more than a month. it signals to the plane to provide the pilot -- sends signals to the plane to provide the pilot with a precise path to follow during the approach. essentially what it was to do is ensure the plane isn't either too high or too low. even though this equipment wasn't working, the ntsb chairman says planes can still land safely. take a listen.
>> there has already been a discussion about that glide slope being out of service. but there are a number of other tools available to pilots, some less sophisticated like the lights, the precision approach lights that they were talking about that show you if you're too high or too low coming in, but also some things more technologically advanced. things on this airplane that can give you gps information. >> so you hear her there saying despite the fact that equipment wasn't working at the airport, planes can still land safely and just final note here, fred, again, our folks on the go around in san francisco, getting word from the ntsb whatever information comes out of this first briefing, it will be quite substantial. >> really? we look forward to that. thank you so much. re rene marsh from washington. now to that deadly train
accident in a canadian town near the u.s. border. people are dead and missing after it rolled seven miles down a hill. it exploded and leveled a small town in quebec. more deaths are likely. cnn's jason carroll is covering the story. what are authorities saying? >> reporter: disturbing watching these images coming in. some sections still too dangerous for emergency crews to get there in and search. officials say they are expecting more deaths as they continue, unfolding early saturday morning when a crane pulling 70 tankers of crude oil crashed and went down hill in the quebec provi e province, "lak" megantic. more than 2,000 people, one woman works at a bar and many
people unaccounted for says she is still searching for her friends. lac-megantic. >> reporter: i have no news from my friends, she says, i haven't heard from any. i can't say more than that. we're waiting for confirmation. >> some are calling it the run away train, confirming the train was locked down by the locomotive engineer and then left for a crew change. according to the company, the train skidded into the town unmanned. the company released a statement saying we extend heartfelt condolences to those residences of lac-megantic who have lost their homes and businesses and particularly those who lost their homes and businesses and loved ones. we will work and cooperate with government safety agencies to determine a cause. the prime minister says his
the national transportation safety board is going over the flight data recorders. let's bring in todd curtis. you being a former boeing engineer, you know this plane well. based on the debris field, the aircraft appears to have struck that rock seawall at the start of the runway. what do you extrapolate based on what you've seen? >> very clearly because it struck the seawall over 1,000 feet from the likely intended landing point.
it's clear it was possibly too low, and flying different than it should have. they wanted to have a particular path through the sky, weren't able to maintain that path and at the last minute, weren't able to get enough altitude to avoid that wall. >> would that be an unstabilized approach because of the execution of that landing or might it be any kind of mechanical failure of that plane short of that runway? is there a way to know? >> it's hard to see a any -- without getting the information from the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, it's hard to know what because given that the weather was relatively clear and that in fact they were flying under visual flight rules, it should have been a relatively straightforward approach for an airline pilot to make unless there's something else going on with the aircraft or indications
in the cockpit to mislead the pilot to fly the way they did. >> for a flight like this, 10 hours from seoul to san francisco, it's not unusual that the plane would be on auto pilot. upon approach, a landing like this at san francisco, might the pilots be in total control? it would no longer be on au autopilot, correct? >> that's correct. during the beginning and takeoff and end of the flight during landing, pilots have a lot more input what's going on than during the cruise portion. because this was a relative ly good condition day, this would not be one they rely on automated systems to do most of the work for them. >> based on everything you heard from eyewitness accounts, witnesses saying they saw the nose pitched up or passengers on the plane who talk about the scraping sound and the plane hitting the go around and it appeared maybe the pilot was
trying to correct and go back up into the air, of all the stuff you have heard, is there a way you can kind of surmise or kind of finalize what may have potentially happened here? what went wrong? >> the one report i really listened to closely was from the passengers, more than one said before it struck the wall there was a sound of the engine schooling up, trying to power. that's consistent trying to gain altitude or airspeed to get above that wall and the other is the gi met tri call fact. in a normal approach, normal landing, the first thing to touch would be the landing gear. in this case, it looks like the tail of the aircraft was the first thing to hit the go around, which says to me, at the very end of the flight, that perhaps the angle the aircraft had was considerably greater than you usually have on a normal landing.
>> todd curtis, thank you so much. we do understand the flight data recorders are being evaluated right now. preliminarily we could he hear -- at least the ntsb might have a better idea what might or might not have happened as early as this afternoon or evening. perhaps they'll make it public. we're not quite sure and thanks for your input and we'll have you back here to understand all the bits and pieces. appreciate that. next, we're heading to florida where george zimmerman's defense team takes center stage again tomorrow. they've already presented two key witness, families of george zimmerman. after this. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so.
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the george zimmerman murder trial is set to resume tomorrow in sanford, florida and when the defense resumes calling it's case. they started by calling george zimmerman's mother to the stand. joining me, our host from radio. it was very interesting. now the defense gets to resume it's week after maybe blowing a bit of a hole into the prosecution's day on friday. how does it maintain that kind of momentum? >> i think they're going probably recall some of the prosecution witnesses. for example, i think they'll probably recall jonathan good,
the person who testified that he saw trayvon martin on top of george zimmerman. he's the one that and i think that's somebody that will defense is going to recall. >> because what we saw quite often is of the prosecution witnesses, they almost turn in to defense witnesses. >> yes. >> so it bodes well for the defense. so it sounds like, mo, the defense doesn't have to do very much in terms of calling creative witnesses. does it? >> i wouldn't say they don't have to do very much. they should continue being strong. i hate to say it business the defense has had a good last week and i think this is a unique opportunity for the prosecution to come really hard and fast on cross-examinations. this is where they can break apart the defense witnesses and hoping that the long weekend is an opportunity to, you know, get themselves together. regroup and come back on cross-examination in a way that we haven't really seen them do on direct. >> both sides in florida during
the breaks like weekends can depose witnesses and say if they say inconsistent with something they said on the stand or depose new witnesses that may be called. >> do you think the prosecution is rethinking this weekend its strategy or perhaps does the defense even have to use this weekend or has it used this weekend to say, you know what? we need to change the strategy. things unfolded quite differently than i think the general public expected it to. >> yes. i'm sure both sides have rethought strategy. the prosecution, unfortunately, really only has cross and closing but the defense at this point really has a wide open door to present witnesses that can present testimony that creates that reasonable doubt. i think we are there with the reasonable doubt and they'll do anything in the power to create more idea. >> i think the prosecution -- i mean, you can't call them finished and done yet. there's a long way to go and there's important testimony that came from trayvon's mother,
brother, that kind of will give -- >> what's that in your view? >> just the change idea that trayvon was a street kid just out and up to no good. this is a college educated family and takes everything seriously and i don't think we got that before his mother came on and his brother came on and that changed -- >> why does that matter? he wasn't a suspect of anything. he was just walking through the neighborhood. >> sure. it matters because of how the prosecution witnesses like rachel jeantel, for example, really damaged the image of trayvon and what he was doing and they brought it back home this is a very good, upstanding kid and i think that will go to, you know, why was george zimmerman really doing that? maybe he was going of and profiling trayvon. i think it's a big impact. i think the prosecution rather than just the defense has a unique opportunity to change things this week if they handle the cross-examinations correctly. >> carrie, we have heard testimony this past week from witnesses that talked about
whether it was what they saw or heard who was on top and bottom. >> right. >> what does it really matter when the bottom line is one was armed and the other was not? >> because of the florida law and the florida law is unique in some ways because it says even if somebody started out aggressor, if they're a victim at some point in an altercation such that they were in fear of their bodily safety and they believed that they were going to suffer a serious bodily harm they are justified in taking a life. armed or not armed, if that agrgressor was a victim at some point, he could useletal force. >> i don't think at all anything we heard this week whether he was moved or he was on top, has changed the fact that george zimmerman was the aggressor. i don't think that swayed the testimony to say, oh my gosh, really, trayvon was the aggressor. i think the jurors are seeing it that way and i feel from hearing people that were in the courtroom talking about the
reaction from the jurors that the jurors are a little bit more pro prosecution this week. >>dy i disagree, actually. the definition of an aggressor is different and may not be physical aggression. >> all right. thanks so much. we'll see how the week unfolds and hopefully talk to you next weekend, as well. thanks so much. web ta have been talking ab the san francisco crash landing. new images to bring you right after the break.
back to our developing story, the crash landing in san francisco. extraordinary, new, exclusive video of the plane coming in for a landing. dan simon has more on this. dan? >> reporter: hi, fredericka. we obtained the video of fred hays. he is an aviation buff. he had gone to a place where you could see these planes taking off and landing. and he was able to capture the crash on video. let's play that for you right now. >> look at him. hmm.
that -- yeah, he does. look at that one! look how his nose is up in the air. oh my god! oh, it's an accident. >> oh, you're filming it, too. >> oh my god! >> oh no! oh my god! >> you're filming it! >> oh my god! oh my god! oh my god! >> you filmed the whole thing. >> oh lord have mercy. >> well, that is pretty dramatic stuff, fredericka. when you look at that video, i have had a chance to view it a few times now, you can clearly see that plane coming in low and then the tail of the aircraft striking that sea wall. what you're seeing on that video, accurately portrays exactly what we have been hearing from the witnesses and survivors of that plane. this is very dramatic video. this is exclusive video we just
got in. i assume we're still seeing the images. you can hear the reaction from the amateur photographer that's fred hays capturing that video. the first images that we are seeing. i would imagine that investigators will be interested in taking a look at this video, as well, as they try to piece together what, in fact, happened there. >> dan, that is incredible. it definitely does seem to demonstrate exactly what so many eyewitnesss said, that when they saw that plane coming in. the nose was pitched up. you heard it from the audio, fred hay fred hayes and clearly no problem with the landing because you have another plane on an active runway ready for takeoff. dan simon, you will tell us more about this. i'm fredericka whitfield. thank you, dan, for that exclusive image there of that plane in that crash landing there at san francisco airport. we'll have much more straight ahead from the "newsroom."
all right. don lemon in new york. don? >> all right. thank you very much. i'm don relon. the "newsroom" starts right now. we'll start where we left off with dan. we want to play the video for you now. >> look at him. hmm. yeah, yeah, he does. look at that one. look how his nose is up in the air. oh my god! oh, it's an accident! >> you're filming it, too. >> oh my god. >> oh no! >> oh my god. oh my god! oh my god! oh my god.