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they'll take over. >> that's going to do it for us. "world news" is next. >> i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time. hope to see you again in half an hour. tonight, new details. the very close call. the passenger jet trying to land in charlotte. the wind warnings. we've seen what can happen before. this time, the jet aborting the landing. the tail, though, slamming into the ground. also breaking late today, the teenage girl facing her accused attacker. testifying about what allegedly happened inside one of the most prestigious high schools. were male students keeping score? the tornado just touching down. and the flooding in a major city in the east tonight. and the wildfires. you will see the smoke jumpers diving in for duty. terror in the streets. the deadly attack. foreign tourists killed. tonight, a second attack. the alleged bomber caught on camera. and rosie o'donnell and her very public plea today, after
her own teenage daughter disappears. don't, tonight, we learn she's just been found, and what authorities are now saying. good evening. and we begin tonight with a passenger jet landing in charlotte, north carolina, a us airways jet aborting the landing after a sudden burst of wind. but not before the tail hits the ground. 159 on board this weekend. but tonight, we now hear the call, and how close this flight came to possible disaster. abc's david kerley, leading us off. >> reporter: a near disaster in charlotte. wind shear slamming a jet liner to the ground. >> he bounced it, went around and he's the one that had the tail strike damage. if he had a tail strike, he might have dropped some pieces all the way down the runway. >> reporter: this is what it looks like when a plane is trying to land and is hit by a sudden downward burst of air, wind shear. it can be sudden and strong. the pilot of the us airways
a-321 with 153 passengers on board approaching charlotte from atlanta saturday was hit by wind shear. he aborts the landing, hits the power to go around and try again. >> 1851, we had about a 20-knot wind shear, loss of speed at about -- oh, about ten feet above. >> reporter: what the pilots don't realize at the time is that they hit some of the landing lights, damaged the underside of their jetliner. >> it tells me that this came as close as you possibly can to having a major catastrophe. he hit the ground. he hit the lights. he ran the tail along the ground before he was able to get airborne again. >> reporter: once the jet was on the ground, the damage apparent and the runway with debris from those lights shut down. >> david kerley with us live now, and we've all been on planes tries to land when that wind hits. it can be terrifying. but david, what can you tell us about what investigators are looking into tonight? >> reporter: well, this is a serious incident, david. and already, the ntsb has both of the black boxes. that's going to tell them a lot about the last couple of seconds. what happened to that jetliner
when it was hit by that wind shear, and how did the pilots react? the investigation ongoing. >> david kerley live tonight in washington. david, thank you. and next tonight, it is now official. a tropical storm now churning. there is also word at this hour of two tornadoes touching down. a tornado watch still in effect at this hour in parts of this country. look at this funnel cloud spinning through eastern iowa. a driver in illinois tonight seeing this one through the car window. here's abc chief meteorologist ginger zee tonight. >> reporter: tonight, tornado in eastern iowa. >> get ready. get in the basement. >> reporter: these images just streaming in. reports of trees down. no injuries. that tornado embedded in a strong line of storms, stretching from missouri to wisconsin. while in charleston, south carolina, more than three inches of rain clogging streets. underpasses under water. neighborhoods passable by standup paddleboard only. and tonight, we learned that tornado in southern mississippi monday? an ef-0, winds up to 75 miles
per hour. the images of a funnel from colorado and what could have been a tornado not yet confirmed south of denver. damaging winds crumpling silos, taking out buildings. >> so, let's get right to ginger, tracking the severe weather at this hour, and it's moving quickly. >> reporter: yes, we've got the warnings and the watches on the map now, david. severe thunderstorm watch that includes st. louis. you can see that tornado watch, northern illinois, just outside chicago. they will get the storms later tonight. kansas city, back to northern oklahoma, and the storms blast east. primary threat is damaging wind above 60 miles per hour. that's the severe. all of michigan going to get it tomorrow. then, the excessive heat warning for 24 more hours in las vegas, portland, oregon, close to a record. 96 for tomorrow. they're going to be very hot. very dry. the gusty winds are sticking. finally, that tropical storm, the fourth-named, it is danny. and by the end of the weekend, it takes it just into the eastern caribbean. >> we'll continue to watch that. ginger, thank you. and as you point out, that heat in the west, the all-out war on the wildfires continues at this hour. 92 major fires burning.
30,000 firefighters on the front lines. this view from a california national guard black hawk helicopter tonight carrying water to douse the flames. and from washington, these firefighters, smoke jumpers as they're called, leaping into remote areas, right at the edge of the smoky blaze. abc's neal karlinsky on the front lines. >> reporter: tonight, the west is playing defense from all sides. smoke jumpers leaping into rugged, burning terrain in washington state, trained to fight flames that are otherwise out of reach, survive on their own and hike out. planes making daring low level drops over dangerous fires in oregon. and the army, training 200 soldiers to fight a stubborn new enemy -- wildfires, including this new one threatening 300 homes in santa margarita, california. we visited the front lines of the chelan fire, where much of the battle looks like this. the conditions they're working in aren't easy. it's steep. it's actually pretty slippery. there's stuff that's been ro rolling downhill. and there's all kinds of hot spots you can step onto.
it's back-breaking, dangerous work. >> always a challenge of mopping up and making sure that everything is really out. >> reporter: paying for all these fires is another question. it's been such a bad season, the u.s. forest service says it will exhaust its entire firefighter budget within the next month. david? >> neal karlinsky on the scene for us again tonight. neal, thank you. we turn next this evening to new hampshire, and to a case making national headlines tonight. the first day of testimony in a high school sex scandal. a recent graduate of a prestigious high school charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate. late this afternoon, facing his accuser. jurors traveling to the campus to see where the alleged crime took place. abc's gio benitez is in concord, new hampshire, tonight. >> reporter: today, less than two miles from the leafy campus of their exclusive prep school, 19-year-old owen labrie sitting in court, watching his 16-year-old former schoolmate accuse him of rape. >> did you live on campus at st. paul's? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: we are not showing you her face and we're disguising her voice.
>> do you see owen in the courtroom today? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: both teenagers agree, they did meet up late one night here in an empty room in the science building, and that they became intimate. the girl says labrie then became violent and raped her. >> she's a 15-year-old girl without sexual experience. she tried to say no. >> reporter: prosecutors argue the alleged rape was part of that school tradition called the senior salute. senior boys competing to wrack up intimate experiences with freshmen girls, trying to, quote, slay the most girls by the end of senior year. labrie telling police, boys kept a tally written on a wall behind a washing machine. painted over by the school again and again until it was finally moved online. today, labrie watching as the jury was taken back to the science building. his lawyer says the girl knew all about the senior salute and knew exactly what was going to happen when she met him here that night. >> it was a source of pride for
girls at the school to be asked to participate with a senior in the senior salute. >> reporter: still, labrie insists the teens never had sex that night, but prosecutors say they did, and that it was rape. david, in a letter to parents today, st. paul's school says this -- "current allegations about our culture are not emblematic of our school, our values, our rules." owen labrie will soon take the stand in his own defense, david. >> gio benitez in new hampshire tonight. gio, thank you. next, to new mexico here, and a serious accident at a construction site today. a five-story scaffolding collapsed at a medical center under construction in rio rancho. eight workers were injured, three of them critically. the cause of the accident is not clear at this hour, but work at the site has been stopped. we turn overseas tonight, and to bangkok, a city still on edge for a second day in a row, another bomb blast. this time, at a crowded ferry pier. in the other attack, police now identifying a person of interest. this man in a yellow t-shirt,
leaving a backpack at the outdoor shrine. that backpack filled with powerful explosives. here's abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran. >> reporter: that is the prime suspect, authorities say. the man there in that yellow t-shirt, a whole city horrified and on edge as he's caught on camera at the moment he's committing mass murder. arriving on the scene of the attack with a backpack, he sits down and removes the pack. then, you see him leaving without it. shortly after, the blast. this new cell phone video showing the terrifying instant from a walkway just above the scene. and then, this afternoon, just as calm was returning in the city, another explosion. in the water there, just a few feet from a busy pedestrian bridge. police say it was a bomb. tnt and ball bearings stuffed into a pipe, exactly like the one downtown yesterday. no one injured at that bridge. now, a nationwide manhunt is on.
police scouring the scene for clues, using sniffer dogs to find traces of explosives while grieving bangkok residents stop to leave flowers, light candles and pray. bangkok is reeling and even though there has been political unrest there recently, authorities still have no idea yet who is behind these bombings, or if more are coming. david? >> terry moran with us again tonight. terry, thank you. next, to the race for 2016 this evening. and we have seen those moments along the way, activists with black lives matter speaking out at appearances with bernie sanders, jeb bush and tonight, hillary clinton. video now emerging of a behind the scenes conversation, what appears to be a rare and unscripted moment from the campaign trail. here's abc's tom llamas. >> that's not enough. at least in my book. >> reporter: tonight, a candid look at hillary clinton in a very frank conversation with members of black lives matter, a movement protesting police brutality against african-americans. >> black lives matter! >> reporter: and now, disrupting presidential campaign events
like this jeb bush town hall in las vegas. >> thank you, seattle! >> reporter: and just over a week ago, black lives matter protesters took over an event for democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders, then took his mike. but clinton did not back down and rejected their claim that she's personally responsible for the mistreatment of black people. >> this is and has always been a white problem of violence. it's not -- there's not much that we can do to stop the violence against us. >> well, if that is -- i understand what you're saying. >> and respectfully -- >> well, respectfully, if that is your position, then i will talk only to white people about how we are going to deal with a very real problem. >> that's not what i mean. that's not what i mean. that's not what i mean. but what i'm saying is, what you just said was a form of victim blaming, you were saying what the black lives matter movement needs to do to change white hearts --
>> look, i don't believe you change hearts. i believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. >> reporter: david, recently, former president bill clinton apologized for politics he implemented that led to mass incarcerati incarceration. something the black lives matter group alluded to when they were talking to hillary clinton. but mrs. clinton wouldn't apologize, saying different times called for different measures. david? >> tom llamas, thank you. and tom, as you know, hillary clinton making headlines just before we came on the air tonight. asked about her e-mails on that server and whether there were any attempts to possibly erase some of those e-mails. and here's how she answered a reporter from fox news. >> we have turned over the server. they can do whatever they want to with the server to figure out what's there, what's not there. we turned over edge that was work related. every single thing. personal stuff, we did not, i had no obligation to do so and did not. thank you all. thank you very much. >> hillary clinton late today. and we do move on tonight, to two women making military
history in this country. the first to complete the grueling physical and mental training to quality as army rangers. but now, this question tonight. after achieving this feat, should they be able to serve? abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with what those women had to endure every step of the way to qualify as rangers. >> reporter: it is a legendary course. meant to bruise, blister -- >> let's go! >> reporter: and break you. >> ranger school is the absolute toughest most demanding course in the military. not just in the army, i think actually in the military. >> reporter: and this is the first year ever that women were allowed. from the first phase requiring 49 push-ups, 59 sit-ups, six chin-ups and a five-mile run in no more than 40 minutes, to the last phase in the snake-infested swamps of florida -- 20-hour days, grueling obstacle courses
and hikes with 50 pounds of gear that, in the end, equal the distance from boston to new york city. >> the female students are doing the same thing as the male students. we just consider them all ranger students. >> reporter: only 2 out of 5 male soldiers ever make it through. but this friday, when this historic ranger class graduates, two women will be there, proudly wearing the ranger tab. >> really incredible feat. martha with us live tonight. martha, even though these women have passed the grueling ranger course, when do they find out if they'll be allowed to serve as rangers? >> reporter: well, the services are doing assessments of integrating women and the secretary of defense will decide around the beginning of next year if all combat roles will be open to them, but a big step this week, david. >> all right, martha raddatz, always great to have you. martha, thank you. we turn next here to video emerging this evening that shows what often draws those great whites closer to shore. an encounter with a seal. the shark right here on the chase, the seal leaping out of the water. the shark, of course, jumping after it.
it is a scenario we've seen frequently this summer, seals and fish in shallow waters, drawing those sharks closer to beaches and to swimmers. abc's david wright with the beach where this was all spotted. >> reporter: just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water -- dramatic new pictures of the ocean's fiercest predator. watch again. that's a seal jumping out of the water off the coast of cape cod. the great white shark breaching right after, snapping its powerful jaws as it splashes down. seals are a shark's favorite food. last month, two cape cod beaches closed, blood in the water, after a great white caught a seal and spat it up right on the beach. incredibly, this high-flying seal got away, but the marine biologists say the next seal that shark encountered in the water, not so lucky. researchers with the atlantic white shark conservancy who took those amazing pictures tell us they had never before seen a great white breach all the way out of the water like that. that shark, clearly determined to get a meal.
david? >> that's right. dinner brings them closer to shore. david wright with us tonight. david, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. and we have breaking developments after rosie o'donnell's public plea for help today. her own teenage daughter missing for a time. and we have new developments tonight just coming in, what authorities are now saying. former president jimmy carter's health battle. he is ready to speak for the first time since revealing he has cancer. what we've learned tonight on that front. and we've seen so many of these cases. dads, baby in one hand, reaching for the baseball with the other. but look at this. overnight, a little girl, almost over the fence. and we ask, when do you choose the child over the baseball? we'll be right back.
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>> reporter: late word tonight, the 17-year-old daughter of rosie o'donnell has been found. o'donnell tweet egg, "chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody." after an alarming tweet from rosie o'donnell earlier today, alerting her followers that her 17-year-old daughter was missing. o'donnell tweeting about her daughter and her therapy dog -- "chelsea and her dog bear last seen in nyack, new york, may be in new york city." the 17-year-old was last seen a week ago. a missing persons report was filed sunday. and today, a rep for o'donnell saying, "chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness. it has been a difficult road for chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe." parents across the country deal with mental illness every day. it's said to affect about 11% of young people between 9 and 17 years old, approximately 4 million people. o'donnell often raises awareness. >> so, obviously, we're dealing with some fairly significant mental illness, which is another horrible crisis in the united
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e baseball? we've seen so many close calls this season. the cubs/dodgers game at wrigley field. keith hartley, right there in the blue shirt. baby isaac in one hand, the ball in the other. >> great play by that young man with the young child. >> reporter: remember what he told us? how did you do that with isaac in one hand and, you know, catching the ball in the other? >> well, being a new parent teaches you a lot of things. one of them is how to have a free hand while still feeding with the other one. >> reporter: baby isaac, 7 months old, that bottle never left his mouth. but last night, many asking, what about the little girl? nearly over the fence, all for the ball that got away. let me know on twitter. thanks for watching here on a tuesday night. i'm david muir. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night. >>. caught in the cross fire, a bay area family makes an appeal in the shooting death of a innocent bystander. tonight, will this man
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