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good morning, america. >> oh, my god! >> oh, my god! we just saw a plane crash. >> breaking overnight, new details on the fiery crash landing of asiana flight 214. >> asiana 214, heavy emergency vehicles are responding. we have everyone on their way. >> smashing into the runway in san francisco, careening out of control, the tail snapping off, the roof catching fire. >> the tail hit. all of a sudden, the flames came out. it started to cartwheel. >> this morning, incredible stories of survival as passengers speak out about the terrifying moment of impact and the scramble to freedom. >> it was disbelief, screaming. chaos. >> the eyewitnesss and the emergency workers who swarmed the airport to help the victims, and the latest on the urgent investigation. how could this happen?
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and new details this morning on what you can do to survive a crash. it's a special edition of "good morning america." crash landing in san francisco. good morning, welcome to this special edition of "gma." and we want to get straight to the latest information we have gathered overnight. here's what we know about the crash in san francisco as we come on the air right now. the two people who did not survive were both 16-year-old girls from china. there were 307 people on board that flight, including passengers and crew. 182 were taken to local hospitals, 49 of them in critical condition. for hours after the crash, there were scores of passengers unaccounted for. this morning, though, everybody is finally accounted for. >> and overnight, investigators from the national transportation safety board arrived on the scene.
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they tweeted out this picture of the ntsb chairman and the investigator in charge examining the interior of the plane. they have the black boxes that are filled with crucial information about what happened on that flight and they are already on their way back to washington for analysis. this morning in korea, the ceo of asiana airlines held a news conference saying he does not believe the crash was caused by mechanical failure. though he refused to blame the pilots, all of whom he said were highly trained. >> very interesting. a slightly confusing press conference there. abc news has team coverage on this developing story. and start with cecilia vega in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. we know that there were 61 american citizens on board flight 214. we're learning more about the other passengers, 30 of them were children. investigators are saying this is nothing short of a crash landing. as for those who witnessed the whole thing, they say it's a
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miracle so many survived. the nightmare happened in the final seconds of a 10 1/2-hour flight from seoul, south korea, to san francisco. a devastating crash landing that killed 2 and injured nearly 200. 11:27 a.m. asiana airline flight 214 was on the final approach when witnesses say it hit the ground hard. tail first, feet from the runway, scattering debris before coming to rest on its belly roughly 80 feet from the runway. >> it was going up. and then it just, like, fell, from the tail section. and smashed down with a thunderous sound. >> reporter: the tail was missing. the fuselage engulfed in flames, but the boeing jumbo jet had enough battery power to radio the tower, which already knew there was trouble. >> 214, emergency vehicles are responding. >> reporter: 11:35 a.m., rescue crews race to the runway. at the scene, chaos. some of the more than 300
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on board flight 214 were in the water, possibly trying to douse themselves after the plane went up in flames. flames that firefighters rushed to put out. >> the chutes were deployed, and we observed multiple numbers of people coming down the chutes and actually walking to their safety, which was a good thing. >> reporter: by 1:00 p.m., nearly 200 people were at hospitals. hours later, 4:18 p.m., two confirmed dead. then, 7:47 p.m., some relief. all passengers and crew accounted for. >> the most critically injured people came right away. some of them had burns. they had fractures. internal bleeding, head injuries, spinal injuries. >> reporter: the ntsb is launching a full investigation into exactly what caused the devastating crash. >> we're certainly going to be looking at the aircraft to find the cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders, as well as document the accident scene.
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>> reporter: a lot of work to do out here still. we also know on board flight 214, a teacher and her students from china. they were headed to the united states for a summer trip. bianna, so many parents still trying to figure out how their children are doing. >> one can only imagine what a living hell it is for those parents. all right, cecilia, our thanks to you. and with more details coming in, it's clear this was a terrifying experience for those on board the flight. abc's david wright has gripping firsthand accounts from the survivors. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. most of us have heard the flight attendant spiel so many times, we pretty much just tune it out. but after something like this, you're going to pay closer attention. hundreds of people walking away from a fiery plane crash with an amazing story to tell. the inflight movie on asiana 214 was "love 911," a korean romance about firefighters. benjamin levy watched it in 30 k, a window seat.
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>> i realized because i was by the window we were flying too low. >> reporter: suddenly, the plane seemed to bounce and belly-flopped on to the runway. >> splashed down, and the engine roared, and then we hit really hard the first time. felt like we were coming back up and then down pretty hard. >> reporter: this man saw the whole thing from his patio across the bay. >> and all of a sudden, as he got right up to the runway, we just heard a really loud boom. and the plane was lost in a sea of black smoke and what looked like dust. >> reporter: the fuselage filled with smoke and screams. >> it was slow motion. i was like, i can't believe this is happening. i hope we're going to be okay, somehow. i had this feeling that i was going to be okay. i felt like it wasn't my time maybe. >> reporter: 30 k was an emergency exit seat. >> opened the big door. a lot of debris on the outside. no slides to go off. i was screaming, it's okay, help each other. don't rush. don't push. get out, get out, get out, get out. >> reporter: he was among the last to get out. he took his carryon with him.
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>> your adrenaline is so strong that you don't think you have -- you ask yourself what kind of person you're going to be. today, i'm glad i was able to help like a lot of other people helped, so -- >> reporter: in that carry on, his cell phone, he immediately called his wife to tell her he was okay. a very cool customer. astonishingly, dan, the statistics are that 95%-plus survive plane crashes. and most of the survivors describe the evacuation procedures as sort of organized cha chaos, not the sort of panic you'd expect. >> that's an amazing statistic. a cool customer describing those moments after the crash. thank you. as we mentioned, federal investigators from the ntsb arrived on the scene overnight.
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here's another picture they tweeted out. now begins the possibly painstaking process of figuring out how and why this happened. david kerley is covering that. he's in washington, d.c., good morning. >> reporter: abc news has learned that the ntsb recovered the two black boxes which are on their way to washington for analysis. they will be critical in this investigation. later today, the investigators hope to be talking to the pilots and crew about why this flight ended up way short of the runway. this is only the second crash of a boeing 777, and like the first, it was a crash landing. >> the tail hit, flames came up, started turning like a cartwheel. >> reporter: flight 214 from seoul, south korea, had been in the air for nearly 10 1/2 hours. and all sounded fine on final approach. >> san francisco, we're coming to the runway. >> reporter: but the asiana jet came up a few feet short. >> when it hit, sparks flew. >> reporter: as it approached the runway, which juts into the bay, witnesses say the nose was unusually pointing upward, suggesting they didn't have enough power or momentum to make it to the runway. >> i couldn't tell if it slid. all of a sudden it was in flames. >> it was a mushroom cloud. it looked like an explosion. >> reporter: the tail apparently
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hit the seawall at the breakwater, sheer -- shearing off. the bulk of the jet came to rest on the airfield. >> when we arrived, the chutes had been deployed. >> reporter: as they were evacuating, other pilots saw it. >> people are walking out of the airplane. >> some people look like they're struggling. >> we can see about two or three people that are moving and apparently survived. >> roger. >> reporter: ntsb investigators scrambled, and will be extremely interested in talking to the pilots and recovering the black boxes, especially the flight data recorder. >> they can provide us information about the airplane's operation, specific parameters. and that will lead us, certainly, to better facts about this investigation. >> at this point in time, there is no indication of terrorism. >> reporter: the jet that crashed is only seven years old, and asiana airlines has a good safety record. but this crash is eerily similar to the only other 777 crash five years ago in london. no one was killed there and the crash was blamed on a specific
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problem with the engine type. the asiana aircraft used a different engine. a somewhat strange news conference from the ceo of asiana airlines who doesn't believe it's a mechanical problem that led to the crash landing. and he refused to comment on possible pilot error. it is far too early, in the ntsb's belief, to rule anything out. these investigations going over every system and every action, they can take up to a year. >> so many questions to answer, and may be a while before we get the answers. david kerley, thank you. let's bring in our aviation consultant john nance, who joins us from seattle. john, good morning. >> good morning. >> so based on what you are hearing right now, what do you think are the possible causes for this crash? >> well, what we absolutely know is that this airplane was too low and it was too slow. we just don't know why. more than likely, there was a lack of power application, and whether that was because the
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power wouldn't come up when the pilots called for it or whether or not they were slow -- hard to believe that would be the case with experienced pilots -- but one or the other. that will be revealed easily. we have the cockpit voice recorders and the data recorder. >> you have said that landing is when the passengers are most exposed to trouble. but how much did it actually benefit the passengers that it was at the end of the flight when fuel levels were low? >> it's always helpful if you're going to have a breached fuel tank situation, which was the situation here, to have less fuel out there. because this is, of course, going to ignite massive fires. i don't know whether it's going to be a pivotal aspect or not, what happened here, with a gear falling off or being ripped off the airplane, undoubtedly the fuel tanks were breached, and what fuel was left was ignited. but it's better to have less than more. >> when we see this, everybody who gets on a plane is terrified immediately. it's worth noting that the last time a major u.s. airline lost a plane in this country was in 2001, the disaster at jfk
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involving american airlines. anybody who's planning a summer vacation now, going to get on a plane in the next couple of months, should we derive comfort from this context? >> dan, we really should. this has been 12 years, more than 12 years since the last accident of a major airframe. at 32,000 flights a day, what we have on commercial airlines in the united states. this is such a rare occurrence, that we've essentially achieved zero in terms of air safety. we'll get to the bottom of this and make sure it never happens again, but the fact is, aviation, commercial aviation is just an incredible success story. >> obviously it's a tragedy that we know of two fatalities here, but there could have been so many more. talk about how important the level of expertise for the flight crew was to get all of these passengers off, to help save their lives. it just took 90 seconds to get them off the plane. >> that's always been the standard. and they do this in a tadarkene
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hangar when they certify the airplanes. all the flight attendants are trained for this. a lot of people think they're there to serve the meals and keep the passengers somewhat happy. the reality is, the flight attendants are there for one purpose. and that's to get you off the airplane safely fast if anything happens. they earned their pay on this one. >> one more question, how intense and panoramic will this investigation be? how much time do you think it will take? and what are the burning questions that need to be answered just right now? >> dan, one of the things that's so good about the national transportation safety board is they look at everything. they consider that there's never just one cause. and there really never is. so they've got to look at all the different things that are pieced together here that made this accident happen. not just one cause, everything that contributed to it. that could take a year. although we will have some very, i think, definitive answers rapidly about power plants, what throttles were pushed up or not and when. >> and the black boxes are crucial for the investigation. we appreciate your expertise, thank you for joining us this
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morning. >> dan, bianna, thank you very much. >> thanks, john. we're going to turn now to the other deadly accident making headlines this weekend. this one in canada just across the border from maine. a devastating derailment of a 72-car-long freight train filled with crude oil that exploded into an inferno of flames. gio benitez has the latest from the scene. >> reporter: and good morning to you. this morning, up to 100 people could still be missing, when you see this video, you might agree with the people who say this looks like a war zone. overnight, a desperate search for the missing in a small town ravaged by back-to-back explosions. this is the eerie aftermath captured by local firefighters. the billowing flames saturday morning ignited when an unmanned cargo train with 72 tankers of
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crude oil reportedly became unhatched, moved downhill into the town, and derailed. >> we see the big tank cars, and it's like, okay, when is it going to happen, you know? when is this catastrophe going to happen? and it happened. it happened. there was screaming. >> reporter: locals say a nearby bar was packed with people when the explosions started at 1:00 a.m. saturday. nobody knows if those people are still alive. >> of course, we don't want to panic anyone. some people might be out of town and unreachable, but obviously we're trying to ascertain as soon as possible how many people are actually missing. >> reporter: this is your town, that's why you're emotional. >> yeah. i was born and raised here. i teach here at the high school. my aunt, her house is burned down. she's 93. she didn't have time to get out of there. >> reporter: this morning, the concern for the entire area is over the quality of the air and water. much of the oil from the tankers has leaked into rivers and lakes.
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>> we just can't wait for the leaking and the fire going on to be under control so we can work on the recovery phase instead of being in the intervention phase. >> reporter: and so right now, there's only one confirmed death, but officials fear there's many more. they'll know once they're able to get a clear view of that site. dan and bianna. >> what a disaster for that little town. thank you for your reporting. a lot of other news overnight. and for that, we turn to mr. ron claiborne, including the news out of egypt. >> that's right. we begin with confusion and chaos in egypt where there's protests expected later today. supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi have been facing off in the streets. and abc's alex marquardt is in kay roe where the protests are expected to begin. >> reporter: good morning. in the coming hours we are expecting tahrir square to fill
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up with thousands of opponents of the ousted president mohamed morsi. they've called for mass rallies today to finalize what they're calling the great victory. at the same time, supporters of morsi will be taking to the streets demanding his release from arrest and his reinstatement as president. morsi supporters are furious that the military has deposed the country's first democratically elected president. these competing mass rallies show how deeply divided the country is, how much tension there is. we have seen deadly battles between the two sides. and with so many people in the streets today, it only raises the fear of more bloodshed. ron? >> alex marquardt, thanks for that reporting from cairo. and another offer of asylum for wanted nsa leaker edward snowden. bolivia said he can come there, this was after nicaragua and venezuela said they would give him asylum. but the president of venezuela says snowden hasn't responded yet to his offer. the former computer contractor is on the run, hiding out in a
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moscow airport after leaking details of a highly secret u.s. intelligence program. and an alleged accomplice in the murder case of former new england patriots star aaron hernandez will be in court tomorrow. ernest wallace will be arraigned in a massachusetts courtroom on monday. meanwhile, hundreds of patriots fans turned out at gillette stadium on saturday to trade in their aaron hernandez jerseys for other jerseys. the team said nearly 1200 jerseys were returned. and a serious health warning to tell you about this morning. whole foods is recalling crave brothers cheese, saying it may be contaminated with listeria. the food and drug administration says one person has been killed and at least five others sickened after eating the cheese. and now we want to warn viewers, don't watch this if you like cute, cuddly animals. because here they come. dan -- look at that. you know what those are? >> those look like sea lion eclairs. >> eclairs? >> they are sea lion pups. and they're chilling on the beach in the galapagos islands in the south pacific. >> that's the scientific term, chilling. >> yes.
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exactly. darwin invented that. >> i've been listening to this all morning. >> darwinian term. they are protecting themselves we believe from the sun. natural sunscreen for the little guys. >> they are really cute. >> they are. i tried to warn viewers who don't like that kind of thing. >> nothing edible about them. >> nothing edible about them. >> to be clear, we're not recommending anything there. it's just a descriptive term. thank you, ron, appreciate it. all right, time now for the weather. >> see if bianna can make it through. giggle fest. >> we want -- i can do it. welcome back julie durda who's in for ginger zee. from our miami station. wplg. good morning, julie. >> good morning, you, two. hello, we're waking up to temperatures very warm and humid across most of the northeast. good morning, america. it is sunday. a lot of you may want to escape from the heat just like the sea lions. enjoying the beach? we have that possibility in the northeast.
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let me show you what is going on with this double frontal boundary that's choking portions of the mideast. and moved into the ohio valley. the rain will continue today, but headed up to the northeast. the jet stream will retreat to the north, soaking showers and thunderstorms across the gulf coast states. and all the way to the northeast, possibly one to two to three inches of rain. if you're not dealing with the rain, you're dealing with the heat. check out these temperatures. we are expecting highs in the northeast in the low 90s, but once you factor in the relative humidity with the air temperatures, it feels like temperatures well into the triple digits. heat advisories and warnings in four states. coast to coast, the pacific northwest, nice and dry, all the way into the southwest. we will see some showers and thunderstorms across portions of denver and new mexico. thunderstorms over the great lakes, and the storms will head to the northeast. that's a look at the forecast from coast to coast.
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>> back to you, bianna and dan. >> i would imagine that it would be nice to escape miami at this time of year, but it's just as hot in new york city. >> we were joking yesterday, i brought it with me. >> she blamed you? >> yeah. and everybody else around. >> i will apologize on behalf of bianna. >> dan cut his vacation short just to come and meet you. >> it was so great to meet you. a pleasure being here. thank you. >> like wise. you have done a great job.
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great to have you. and coming up here, we're going to talk to a survivor of flight 213. he's taken that flight more than 170 times. he says he knew something was wrong before the plane hit the ground. his story coming up. how can you walk away from a plane crash like this one? what can you do to survive? >> some of the information is truly useful and truly surprising. and we do have one bit of lighter news this morning. the massive pressure today on the young man they call dandy andy. will he become the first brit to win wimbledon in nearly 80 years? the hopes of a nation upon this guy today. that story coming up on "gma," keep it here.
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it's surreal. it's like you -- you know you're having a crash. and the plane is bouncing really hard. everybody is screaming. the plane starts going back up again. you don't know if you're going to go into a tailspin or not. luckily, it didn't. >> lucky indeed. calling it surreal, the experience of being on the boeing 777 which crashed and burned while landing at san francisco international airport. we'll hear from a survivor coming up, someone who walked away. his dramatic story is just ahead. good morning, i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris, this is sunday, july 7th. the man we're going to speak to have been on that flight 173 times. he knew something was wrong quite early. and we'll talk to him. also, fascinating and possibly life-saving information. the decisions you can make in
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the moment that might make a huge difference. >> incredible statistics there. but let's start by going to eugene rah, he was on board flight 214. he is a hip-hop producer who actually made this trip 173 times. he's with his daughter, who was not on board, but in touch with her dad as soon as he landed. thank you for joining us. i can imagine how surreal this must have been for you. we keep reiterating that you've been on this flight nearly 200 times. but you knew something was wrong when you were landing. what gave you that sense? >> well, as i was -- as we were descending to prepare for landing, i looked out -- looked outside through the window and i just knew we were too low. so i was holding the chair so hard, i was basically preparing for the crash. and then it was bang. the impact was so powerful.
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and we thought -- i thought that was it. i thought i was dying. you know, until the plane stopped. >> wow. i -- it's hard it get more terrifying than what you are describing right now. what was the atmosphere in the cabin as the plane was crashing and then when it came to a stop? >> when it first crashed, everybody was screaming, and there was full of fear inside the cabin. and then after a few seconds or a few minutes, i don't remember how long it was. i feel like it was forever. finally, the plane stopped. and there was a -- like a kind of silence for some time. before -- before people started realizing that we are back alive. and i -- i saw the flight attendant -- one of the flight attendants ducking between the inflated slide and the wall of the plane. and the other side, there's a
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little tiny -- a tiny girl, the flight attendant. she was basically organizing the emergency exit and preparing the evacuation and helping everyone so calmly and professionally. of course, she was crying, she was in tears all over, but she was carrying -- helping like a man twice as big as her and trying to get him out of the plane and helping other people and other crews as well. she was amazing. >> so many people are calling the flight crew nothing but heroes. nothing less than heroes. we are looking at the images you took when you got off the plane. pictures that you took when you got off the plane. you said you looked out the window and you knew something was wrong as you were landing. but did the pilot come on the loud speaker, did he tell anybody, the passengers, to prepare for a rough landing? any indication that something was about to happen? >> nothing. nothing. but what -- i mean, right before
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the plane touched the runway, i could hear -- i mean, they were putting full power to the engine to try to lift the plane back up. but i knew it was too late anyways. that's why i was preparing for the crash. >> and eunice -- >> luckily it wasn't -- yeah. >> sorry, i apologize for that. we want to hear from your daughter quickly. i understand you got a text as soon as your dad landed from him which must have been terrifying. what was it like when you were finally able to see him for the first time? >> i felt like i could breathe. because there was a huge time gap between when i heard about the crash and when i actually got in touch with my father. and, you know, i finally felt, you know, oxygen in my lungs again. and it was -- just -- just that he texted me, i was -- i was okay with that. >> you going to let him make that 174th flight? >> i'm not ready yet. as of today. i know i have to. >> well, thank you so much for joining us. what a harrowing experience that
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must have been. and it's great to see the two of you reunited and back together. eunice and eugene rah. >> thank you so much. >> great family. and i'm glad the oxygen is back in her lungs. >> yes. now, let's bring in abc aviation consultant colonel stephen ganyard for more information on the crash. from what you heard about how the description of how it was landing, do you think this was a mechanical or human error? >> sure doesn't sound like mechanical error, if he could hear the engine spool up to a full power position. it tells me that at the last second, the crew realized how low and how slow then, and they were trying to save the airplane by running the engines up to full throttle. it doesn't sound to me by that description that it was mechanical. this is something the ntsb will need to look at. >> that is extremely useful analysis. stephen, we appreciate it.
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especially coming on the heels of the new information we're getting from the eyewitness and the survivor. thank you stephen ganyard. we appreciate it. time for the weather, and julie durda is here in for ginger zee who's off on the holiday weekend. good morning, julie. >> good morning, america. the last day of the holiday weekend. and the waer forecast for you, if you're heads to the beaches from florida up to the carolinas, be careful. we have a high risk of rip currents. otherwise, scattered showers and storms along the east coast. highs in the northeast will reach up to the low 90s. feels-like temperatures will be in the triple digits. i have to mention this. boston forecasting 93 degrees. that will be warmer than miami. that's a look at the forecast from coast to coast.
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>> this weather report is brought to you by purina. dan? bianna? >> all right. thank you. coming up on "good morning america," how did so many passengers get out alive after their plane made that crash landing and caught fire on that runway in san francisco? it is more common than you might think, the science of survival. and we'll also be switching gears to the pressure on dandy andy murray today. can he become the first brit to win wimbledon in 77 years? coming up. keep it here. win wimbledon in 77 years?
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bianna and i have been talking all morning about the fact that you look at these pictures, it's just so hard to believe that so many people walked off the plane, many of them unharmed. many went to the hospital as well. but it is the question in stories like this, how are people able to walk away unscathed? and what are the things you can do to increase your odds? there are things you can do. and abc's rob nelson is here with that story. good morning, rob. >> good morning, guys. accidents like yesterday's crash can put many travelers on edge. but consider this, 99% of the passengers survived the ordeal
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yesterday. and when it comes to aviation safety these days, that kind of survival rate is much more the rule than the exception. images from saturday's fiery asiana airlines crash are certainly harrowing for the millions of americans who take to the skies every year. >> we just saw a plane crash. >> reporter: but statistics show that plane crashes like yesterday's are rare. according to the ntsb, only 1 in 1.2 million flights ends up in an accident. >> riding on a commercial airplane is the same risk as riding on an escalator. >> reporter: and from 1983 to 2000, the survival rate in u.s. plane crashes was an incredible 95%. although the survival rate is high, a professor at the university of greenwich says the moments before impact are the most dangerous. >> you are preparing yourself to
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react appropriately in emergency situations. >> reporter: analysts say you should put down that magazine and actually pay attention to the safety instructions. most accidents happen within three minutes of takeoff or in the eight minutes leading up to landing. saturday's crash involved the same type of boeing plane that crashed in 2008 at the heathrow airport in london, where all 152 passengers made it out alive. how could you survive a plane crash? experts say seats in the rear of a plane are generally safer, as are aisle seats. and passengers should try to sit within five rows of an exit. >> if you know what you're doing, you have got a better chance of surviving. >> reporter: and those chances are higher thanks to an industry that's made strides with safety. experts credit stronger seats, more flame-retardant parts, and better firefighting techniques, following a crash. all of this giving passengers more time to escape, just like we saw yesterday. >> people started going out. i just tried to ignore the screaming and have them get out as fast as possible.
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>> reporter: passenger ben levy recalled the moment when the plane crashed saturday. and highlighted another important factor that prevented asiana flight 214 from becoming a catastrophe, the plane skidded to a stop, never overturning. >> if it did, none of us would be here to talk about it. >> reporter: according to an m.i.t. statistics professor, in the last five years, the risk of dying for u.s. airplane passengers has been 1 in 45 million flights. a traveler could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being involved in a fatal crash. amazing stat. >> incredibly reassuring. >> yes, we needed that. >> and compared to an escalator. who would have thought? all right, rob, thank you. >> sure. and coming up, murray mania in the uk. can dandy andy win the men's wimbledon crown? he'll be the first one in so many decades if he does. many decades if he does. like this woman here. hello! what's your name? linda.
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well, tennis fans in britain are holding their breath today. most have never seen one of their own countrymen win wimbledon. will today be andy murray's day? standing in his way is the world's number one player, novak djokovic. and here's abc's jeffrey kofman with the story. >> game, set, and match. >> reporter: talk about pressure. andy murray has got to know that his entire country is desperate to see him win today on centre court at wimbledon. no male brit has won this, oh, so british tournament since a guy named fred perry triumphed here in 1936. >> the expectations, the pressure on andy murray have been just unbelievable. the amount of attention that wimbledon gets here, it's more than just a sporting event. more than just a tennis
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tournament. and now he's got the weight of an entire nation on his shoulders. >> break points here, brad. >> reporter: murray made it to the finals last year but lost to roger federer. he's also won here before. he thrilled britain in the 2012 olympics with a gold medal victory over federer on the wimbledon centre court. >> i think i'm probably in a better place, mentally. i would hope so just because i've -- i've been there before. >> reporter: but murray is ranked number two, he's up against number one, serbian, novak djokovic, who won wimbledon in 2011. >> at the moment, they're the two best players in men's tennis. and it's fitting, i think, that for andy murray to break this streak, to finally see a british champion, he'll have to do it against world's best. >> reporter: if djokovic is worried about facing murray today, he's not letting on. >> i'm ready. and i'm looking forward to this. >> reporter: now, by the way, djokovic is exactly one week
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younger than murray. both men recently turned 26. you may have noticed it's a perfect summer day in england, something we don't see very often. but you can be sure that most people in this country will be glued to their tv sets this afternoon. dan? bianna? >> people all over the world will be glued to their tv sets. no pressure on andy. >> h no, zero. >> just a little bit. >> you can see the wimbledon finals on our sister network, espn, at 9:00 a.m. and when we return, striking images from that incredible crash in san francisco. we'll be right back. and when we return, striking images from that incredible crash in san francisco. we'll be right back. be right back. [ female announcer ] now you can apply sunblock
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we want to thank you for watching this morning. we're going to leave you with some of the searing sights and sounds from the crash landing in san francisco.
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♪ >> good morning, i'm carolyn tyler. we are following breaking news on the peninsula where firefighters are fighting a stubborn apartment fire at this four story apartment building on woodside road and central avenue. a fire marshal on the scene said part of the roof have collapsed.
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16 people have been taken to local hospitals with minor cuts, bruises and smoke inhalation. let's get a check now of the accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> carolyn, plenty of gray out there. the view from mt. tam. you see the low clouds. 58 in mountain view with the clouds. half moon bay 55. as we go through the next several hours, look what happens. we are looking at the fog pulling back by noontime, but it's still cloudy here at point reyes. i which we will see more patchy fog along the san mateo coast. with the burnoff milder temperatures around the bay and the warmup, the modest one inland with 85 today in concord, look for 74 oakland, 67 and partly cloudy in san francisco. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa n the news this sunday, the morning after. new information is emerging about the deadly crash at sfo as federal investigators begin their initial inspection of the wreckage. a special abc7 news at 8:00 is
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next. "this week" with george stephanopoulos will air at 4:00 p.m. here on abc7.
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>> we are learning heartbreaking new details about the crash of asiana crash flight 214 at sfo. this is a live look from sky hd. you see federal investigators on the tarmac beginning inspections of the wreckage. good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, july 7th. >> i'm kristin. here are the latest developments in the crash of that asiana passenger jet at sfo. investigators with the national transportation safety board are on the scene. you saw them walking on the live picture on the runway. they took a first look at the wreckage this morning and they


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