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>> axelrod: tonight, crash-landing frannight, crash landing in san francisco. a jet from south korea with more than 300 passengers and crew on board s on >> a jet from south korea with over 300 on board crashes on arrival. at least 2 are dead and dozens injured. three countries are offering asylum to snowden -- but can he get to any of them. a run away train explodes between canada and maine and. a slice of life under new york streets. a new comer to our shores with a unique musical talent to share. >> this is the cbs evening news.
>> this is the cbs evening news. good evening, with the west coast edition of the broadcast. asiana airline flight 214 from seoul south korea crashed upon landing today. the boeing 777 had at least 300 on board, 2 are dead and as many as 23 to 103 injured. it appeared to be an uneventful touch down suddenly the tail section broke apart and fire burned in the mid section. our coverage begins in san francisco. >> it took just seconds from the time asiana flight 214 crash landed and what is left shows how fortunate most of the
passengers were to get out unharmed. it hit a sea wall as it tried to land and hit a trail of debris as it tried to land. >> the initial impact looked like the plane had just split in half. >> this eyewitness news said he was in disbelief as the flight approached. >> this is the runway it came in like this and it just hit like that and the whole thing just collapsed immediately. it never really had a chance. >> passengers got out using emergency slides. robert's wife and daughter were on board, both slightly injured but they are okay. >> they started evacuated everyone. >> one by one family members got the news they were hopeful
to hear. >> i'm extremely thankful he was all right. >> but some did not survive. >> there are two fatalityis associated with this incident. 80 passengers sent to area hospitals. on recording this afternoon air traffic controllers radioed the pilot. >> emergency vehicles are responding. >> immediately after the crash all incoming flights were diverted away from san francisco. the investigation is only now beginning on how this landing went so horribly wrong. >> two of the lanes have been open for traffic. officials are still trying to account for all of the passengers aboard the flight. >> i spoke to anthony who saw the accident unfold.
he said everything appeared normal until the pile 09 landed. >> when the wheels appeared to touch down you saw the white plume of smoke, not the normal plume, and immediately after that you hear a pop and a fire ball of sort come out from what looked like underneath the plane, there was then immediately ir way to san francisco. wyatt andrews joins us in washington to pick up that part of the story. wyatt? >> investigators from the national transportation safety studd will conduct a detailed study of the voice and flight data recorders to learn why the
flight assembled to drop from the scai well short of the bay.ay while leaving a dree brie trail that ends at the edge of kee sphrab bay. the investigation could take months but the tail shows a tail strike where the tail hits the ground first and in this case ls severed from the aircraft. that could indicate the plane was flying too low and too slow and makes the airspeed, how fast it was going, among the first thing investigators want to know. mark is a safety consultant for "cbs news" and the former chairman of the ntsb. >> the flight data recorder is going to tell me what the speed was, what the altitude was, if act the gea down, if all of the flaps were in the right position, where the yolk was, did the flare occur too early or too late? nt the flare refers to the nose up orientation that is normal during most landings but was too high during this one.
investigators will want to know why. experts tell "cbs news" the tail strike landing and crash has three most likely causes. pilot error, instrument failure, ar a last-second gust of wind, a wind shear capable of driving the plane into the ground in the critical seconds before contact. >> reporter: in this crash, investigators do is v. a lot to work with, both the voice and data record are survived the crash as did most of the passengers, the crew and the pilots. officials will try to confirm at what points the pilots knew their aircraft was in trouble. jim? >> wyatt andrews recording tonight from washington. thank you. >> joining us now by skype from rgy tahoe is our safety analyst, captain sully burger. from the initial reports about the crash, what stands out to you? >> this apparently is the first accident involving a boeing triple 7 that involves passenger fatalities. it's obvious the airplane landed short of the run way and began
to slide down the runway resulting in a post crash fire. you can see from the video, a debris trail leading up to the airplane from the impact point. >> you have landed yourself at san francisco international any number of times. erething more challenging about landing there than other airports? >> there are several things that make it unique. in fact the faa has classified i as a special airport as well as other airports thank have the mountainous terrain or other challenges. it's surrounded bywater and water is a feert ourless terrain where it's difficult with winds and low visibilities plus the high terrain just past it. >> captain sullyburger, thank you for joining us. >> thank you jim. confusion in egypt with state television saying a new interim prime minister has not yet been appointed, despite earlier reports that the post is going to mohammed el baradei. funerals took place for the 36
people killed in clashes last night. in a statement late today president obama condemned the violence and denied that the u.s. was taking sides. clarissa ward join us us from cairo. >> good evening, jim. certainly there's been a lot of confusion here in egypt about neether or not nobel peace prize winner mohammed el baradei is the country's new prime minister. e were essentially saying itwasa heuple of hours ago, the prkesman for the interim president gave a press conference in which he said that el baradei's name was just one iden list of candidates, that the president was considering and that's why baradei may seem like the most logical choice no appointments has, in fact, been made. now spokesman also said that the army is fully -- is no longer, sorry, no longer in control of the a country, that president has assumed responsibility, certainly the streets of cairo today we saw a much reduced
military presence, things here really felt quite a bit calmer and i am sure you can see behind me here in tahrir square, the revelers who have been coming out every single night, many of t em appear to have stayed home tonight, just a few miles from iere, there are many morsi supporters who have gathered in protest, those also have remained calm today. both sides are calling for more protests tomorrow, not sure what to make of this or what tomorrow will bring, will there be more political instability or will the egyptian people finally be able to start going about their normal lives? jim. >> #01: clarissa ward in cairo. >> after days of stalemate a possible break in the case of nsa leaker edward snowden, three agtin-american countries, nicaragua, venezuela and bolivia made offers of asylum to snowden. how he would actually make it to them from moscow's airport is anybody's guess, charlie d'agata has more. r he has been roomed in a
moscow airport for two weeks now, desperately seeking a safe haven, now he has got three to choose from. >> reporter: venezuela's president nicholas madero says he would offer asylum to protect him from the persecution of the world's most powerful empire. >> daniel ortega said he would gladly grant asylum too if circumstances permit, getting him to one of the latin-american countries might be the hardest part. the u.s. is scrambling to head off snowden wherever he may be headed, putting pressure on countries that may provide refuge. bolivia's president evo morales hadn't even made an offer of asylum yet when his presidential plane bound for moscow was forced to land in vienna earlier this week. several european countries closed off their airspace apparently just on the suspicion snowden had snuck on board. >> u.s. officials have declined to comment on the grounding of morales's plane. i snowden has applied for as
lumm, asylum in more than two dozen countries, most have denied him out right, many say they have to reach their soil to even try applying. so the former u.s. intelligence officer has been the target of en international manhunt since divulging secret details about america's vast surveillance wdtworks. snowden has somehow managed to etay out of sight since he arrived in moscow from hong kong two weeks ago. most likely because the russians have wanted it that way. >> charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> later, a unique musician with a 4th of july weekend message for us all, the golden bryan brothers slam a double win at wimbledon and a run away oil train explodes in a town near the northern border, those stories when the cbs evening news continues.
person was killed early today in eanada when a train carrying l ude oil derailed and caused several explosions in the town of lac-megantic in eastern quebec, about ten miles from the maine border. flames engulfed much of the downtown forcing about 1,000 people to evacuate. fire trucks crossed the border from the united states to help fight the fire. the train is owned by the montreal, maine and atlantic railroad and did not have a driver on board when its cars started rolling into the center of town. police have yet to specify howp how many are still missing. >> this is already one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, and it is only early july. an estimated 740,000 homes in 13 western states worth $136 billion are at high risk of burning. ntn tracy tells scientists are tveloping new weapons to fight eres before they even start.
>> reporter: these wildfire near lancaster california scorched more than 30,000 acres and destroyed 24 homes. weeks before the blaze, this area had been identified for ghgh fire risk by a nasa satellite tracking moisture content across california. >> we can help fight fires before they even begin and also y an a lot of money and definitely save lights. >> reporter: he is a scientist at chatman university, he is working with a team at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory that is using two weather and earth g serving satellites to survey millions of acres of california. r> this whole area is very dry, totally dry. >> the data shows changes in vegetation and soil moisture. it identifies where the fire dang search highest, allowing nsee agencies to plan their response before a fire occurs. >> when a fire is reported, fire agencies they bring out everything they need, helicopters, dozers, trucks, so if they can better assess what wh the danger level is in a certain
area, then they can assess how much they should bring to the table when a fire happens. >> scientists say the current iaought fired a burst of vegetation growth in california esis winter, that created plenty of dead fuel for future fires. >> we a tirnd box and in a critical situation. >> every other week george collects vegetation for the fire authority. >> dead, dead, just falling off my hands. >> the stems are britable. >> he confirms on the ground ve,t the satellites show from ture i there is almost no moisture in this brush. >> i am seeing the world in a critical stage two months ahead of stage two weeks ahead of schedule. to the samples i took two weeks ago are comparable to the first part of august. is nasa is already sharing the atellite data with fire officials in southern california. the agency eventually plans to expand the program nationwide. >> ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> #01: a single seated plane powered by the sun is on theñr last leg of the history making
flight across the country that began in may. the solar impulse took off from washington, d.c. this morning and is expected to touchdown in new york before dawn tomorrow. flight restrictions required the experimental aircraft to circle over the atlantic for hours before it can land. impulse climbed to 30,000 feet and maxes out at 45 miles per hour. an upgraded version will make a global flight in 2,015. >> up next, a big win for america's bryan brothers at wimbledon.
>> axelrod: they crowned the women's champion at wimbledon today, bartoli from france, gets her first major title and defeated sabine lisicki in straight sets, 61, six-4. >> men's double saw something not seen before, the bryan brothers, bob and mike, were the winners, and became the first men's doubles team to hold all four major tennis titles at the same time. here is terrell brown. >> reporter: after they lost the first set in the wimbledon men's double final it didn't look good for the bryan brothers, but for the rest of the match, they had told command of the court. with their trademark chest bump identical twins bob and mike feel their wimbledon win. >> by defeating mellow they earn
the golden slam, they now hold all four grand slam titles plus the olympic gold medal in men's doubles, the last time that was accomplished was in 1951 by australians ken mcgregor. >> the bryan brothers have completely dominated men doubles since turning professional they have won 15 grand slam titles, 91 tournament titles and have been seeded number one for 310 weeks. bob is a lefty, mike a righty, as most twin they play almost completely in singh. >> linda stall talked to them in 2010. >> when you are playing do you realize how synchronized you are? >> we are balanced and in unison and in singh sync. >> the brothers have been with each other their entire careers, got a, getting a good doubles partner is hard to fine. >> we are never going to give up each other.
>> others, if i have a bad match will the other person leave them on the street. >> we won't do that. >> it has kept them on top for eight years, a streak they hope to continue to the olympics in 2016. >> terrell brown. >> cbs news. >> axelrod: still ahead, underground musician and her unique way with a song.
214 from seoul south korea with more than 300 people on board crash-landed this morning at san francisco international airport, at least two people were killed and 73 to 103 injured. as many as ten of them critically, the ntsb has launched a full investigation, stay with cbs news for the latest on the crash, including updates tomorrow morning on sunday morning and face the nation. and later this evening on cbs, "brooklyn da" a and 48 hours. for now, i am jim axelrod in new york, for all of us here as cbs news, thanks for joining us, and good
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