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that's scary. >> new video shows the smoking plane seconds after impact. >> people were saying run run run and you know, we just ran. >> pilots around the world are asking, did the cultural dynamic have anything to do with the crash. i am alan martin right now what is left of asiana flight 214 still sits off runway 28 left. the plane was flying too low and too slow according to the ntsb. investigators interviewed the flight crew today. first responders walk us through the rescue and what they never expected to see inside the plane. families of the two teenage girls who died are due to land at sfo in just a few minutes.
earlier the president and ceo apologized to those families in person as they made a brief stop over in south korea. our team coverage, starts with joe vazquez, with new information about the final moments to have flight. >> reporter: witnesses for the last couple days told us, the plane was going too low and too slow before it crashed here at sfo. federal investigators are now filling in some of the details. as asiana flight 214 was on approach 17 miles from sfo the engines were working and no indications of any problems. >> until the final seconds when the crew began to realize the plane was dramatically slowing down going 40 miles per hour slower than they should have been landing a 777. at 7 seconds before impact a member of the flight crew called for the pilot to speed up, 4 seconds before impact,
the controls started to shake the pilot tried to change his mind 1.5 seconds before the crash abort the landing and lift the plane but it was too late. >> in the air. >> oh, my god. it is an accident. >> reporter: the tail hit the ground first well short of the runway. >> the lower portion of the tail cone is in the rocks at the sea wall. there is also debris from the sea wall, located several hundred feet up the runway. >> reporter: take a close look at this amateur video shot by a teen staying at a hotel seconds after the crash. you can see emergency slides begin to inflate and passengers scramble off the burning plane. there were problems during the evacuation two emergency slides inflated inside the plane trapping passengers. first responders had to hand flight attendants an axe to deflate them and set everyone free. the two 16-year-old girls who
died were seated in the the rear of the plane and thrown outside. officials say they are investigating the possibility of fire department vehicle, ran one of the girls over. it is not clear whether she was alive when that happened. tonight san francisco police are examining the fire truck wheels, that were out here on saturday, according to the san francisco chronicle. looking over those trucks alan, to find out what happened, what caused that accident and then the coroner said it could take weeks before we know whether that was the cause of death. >> joe vazquez thank you. >> half a world away in china, classmates of the victims held a candlelight vigil. classmates say they loved music and one wanted to be a journalist. the girl's families are to arrive in sfo in just a few minutes their plane will touchdown right next to the wreckage. >> reporter: yes, we are live
at the crown plaza hotel in burlingame where there is a heavy police presence checking out the cars coming and going media not allowed inside. this is under federal jurisdiction because of all the crash victims staying here as well. as you mention we are expecting family members to arrive in just a little bit. we have footage of the family members departing from shanghai. 18 of them. we are being told they are arriving at sfo at 11:10 p.m. tonight. in the meantime we are getting new details about the rescue that happened saturday. we are hearing stories from first responders, stories of heroism and bravery. passengers who escaped snapped these photos of the flight attendants the women kept returning to the wreckage to rescue survivors. one was giving a child a piggy back ride. >> later she was running around and helping out crew and also working with the fire men she
was crying she was in fear but she did a great job. >> reporter: the flight attendant said overhead bins collapsed and luggage blocked the exit rows. the ceiling was coming down and it felt like something was dragging the plane. behind me i couldn't see because there was a wall. first responders said fuel was gushing out the wing like a fire hose and victims were moaning in pain. firefighters only had one way on. >> our only way up was the chute that is what we did. >> i said if he can do it i can do it. >> reporter: she made her way down the aisle, knocking down flames with a hose and spotted elderly passengers and kids trapped between the seats. >> by the time we removed the final victim, the conditions were the fire was banking down on us we had heavy black smoke i feel very lucky and blessed that we were able to get those people out in that time. >> reporter: police officer jim cunningham tossed his knife up
to flight attendants to cut through seat belts and free passengers. he tried not to drop passengers, while coughing. >> i couldn't let those people be in there by themselves they were moaning inside the plane they just had a helpless look on their face i wouldn't going to leave them inside. >> reporter: he was asked if he was a hero police chief answered. >> are you a hero. >> i was just doing my job. >> he is a hero [ laughter ] >> reporter: and one of the police officers took it upon himself to remind fellow officers and firefighters they are human and to get counselling. we have more information about the men in the cockpit. pilot and copilot had more than 22,000 flight hours between them but the man at the controls had just 43 hours in a triple 7 and he was making his first landing at sfo in a 777.
tonight sharon chin says many in the aviation industry are asking what role culture played in that cockpit. >> reporter: the pilot's experience is only a small piece of the puzzle. >> they will look to see if distraction was a factor. crew responsibilities in terms of leadership and resource management. >> reporter: equally as important if not more is dynamics of those four men in the cockpit. american airlines captain. >> it is extremely important. you can't have the cockpit where you have first officer, second officer, captain flying along in their own little world. >> reporter: quick decisions are critical the faa requires american pilots to train in resource training in the cockpit. there is also a no fault go around policy anyone in the cockpit, can call to abort the
landing and try again. >> when another pilot on the flight deck in the crew says go around, in getting -- they are uncomfortable with the approach it is mandatory for us to conduct the go around. >> reporter: we don't know if asiana pair lines uses a no fault go around policy. >> planes are flown safely when the pilot and copilot are in open end honest communication in cultures where it is difficult for a junior person to speak openly to a superior you have lots of plane crashes. >> reporter: south korea has been trying to change its culture for years most pilots came from the airforce and out of respect copilots could not challenge captains even when they were wrong. the day only half the pilots are from the military. >> you can't have a situation where the captain, you know, does everything on the airplane and no one questions him. it can be a life or death dynamic. >> u.s. pilots train in
constant communication because 60% of all aviation accidents happen due to human failure. sharon chin kpix 5. >> saturday's crash was asiana's third deadliest accident in 37years pilot error was blamed, two years ago a flight crashed it was blamed on mechanical problems. sfo still a mess airlines cancelled 84 flights today because 1 of 4 runways remains closed. thousands of pass eninjuries are stranded to -- passengers are stranded. to top it off hotels near the airport, upped their prices. >> remember the three cleveland women held captive for years >> i may have been through hell and back. >> tonight they are speaking out. how they want their alleged
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kidnapped as teenagers and endured countless brutal sexual assaults at the hands of a sexual predator, aerial castro now facing 239 charges for spray kidnapping. >> i may have been -- for rape and kidnapping. >> i may have been through hell and back but i am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face. and with my head held high. >> reporter: in the 3 minute long video the women never utter castro's name but knight speaks of faith and forgiveness. >> i don't want to be consumed by hate red. with that being said we need to take a leap of faith and know that god is in control. we have been hurt by people but we need to rely on god as being the judge. >> how are these women surviving? how are they getting along? >> reporter: they found a lot of support from the cleveland
courage fund. set up by a couple cleveland city councilmembers they have collected $1 million to help the women. >> thank you. word today the new bay bridge will not open as planned on labor day. it was a surprise considering all the problems tonight it looks like it won't open until december 10th at the earliest. >> reporter: it appears cal trans just can't get the metal saddle needed to replace the 32 snap bolts on the suspension tower installed by labor day. a complex job. >> essentially, you might look at it as our belt broke and we are putting on suspenders and we need to get the suspenders fabricated and installed and we currently forecast our contractor does that work will be done around about middle of december. >> reporter: moving the final phase of work to winter months presents a whole new set of
problems shorter days, more traffic to be diverted and winter weather. >> we are sorry. we are very sorry for this delay, but we have a retro fit we need to get built and we need to get it installed and do it right. >> reporter: if there was any good news it was there does not appear any problem with the other bolts on the bridge that were being questioned. >> we believe we have passed that window. >> reporter: although not entirely unexpected the news did not go over well with lawmakers who are already frustrated by repeated delayrising costs. >> frustrating to say the least. i have said this many times 1998 i voted for this design when staff told us it would cost 1.1 billion dollars and done by 2003, we are now $6.3 billion, 10 years late. commuters have a bigger concern, coming next month possibility of another bart
strike. unions agreed to extend their current contract for 30 days. chef. >> tonight was the third episode of under the dome here on kpix 5 the adaptation of the stephen king novel is a hit he has had 50 books published but there is one he doesn't want anybody to read. elizabeth cook said it is the only book he wrote that is no longer in print. >> not in print because it was a novel about a kid who goes to school one day and shoots his algebra teacher and holds his class hostage. >> reporter: in 1997, rage, was found in the locker of a perdu coo kentucky high school student who shot and killed three classmates. >> that was enough for me. i don't think that books or movies are ever the cause of this sort of violence.
>> reporter: king thinks violent books and movies can act as accelerant. >> i didn't want rage to be one of those i pulled the book. i felt it was part of a fantasy scenario and i didn't want it to happen with anybody else. it was not gun control, it was book control in this case and i think there are a lot of pro gun people like wayne la pierre who could show a little more responsibility. >> reporter: he is executive director of national rifle association. >> i have no patience with people who say the deaths of innocent children or the deaths of unarmed bystanders is part of the price we pay for second amendment freedoms. we called the nra for comment but haven't heard back yet. there was a comment i heard tonight went out for a walk
about 7:30 p.m., it must be tourists say it is so cold here. >> it can be chilly and is chilly in the evening around here because of our micro climates. we can go from hot to cold in very short order but if you are visiting town this is what we do 59 for a high at half moon bay today, 36 miles away, 34 degrees hotter walnut creek high of 93. plenty of communities in between one of those next couple days union city sunny, mild, high of 80. your micro climate forecast, wednesday 13 mostly sunny and -- and mostly sunny and 78 degrees. same ridge of high pressure with us last week back again this week almost in the same spot not seeing temperatures of 100 degrees the high is not as strong not feeding as much hot air into the inland areas of the bay area. we are seeing a temperature
spread of 35 degrees only 90s away from the water. that will continue two more days as we all cool down on shore flow will increase temperatures drop, cloud cover increases that begins thursday tomorrow, wednesday, staying mild, staying sunny cooler and cloudier, thursday, friday and saturday, no rainfall no triple digit temperatures we will stay in the the comfort zone for next several days. normal san jose, 84, tomorrow 86 hayward, 78 degrees. pittsburgh 93, 80 san raphael. and 98 degrees lake port tomorrow. warm through wednesday, cooling off a bit thursday, friday, saturday, warming back up for the top of next week all in all every day dry and right in the comfort zone. >> looking good. last i checked.
the all star break can't co soon enough for the giants o i believe when ernie banks said great day for baseball, it was not a night game. they probably are making sure hey, let's get a few extra in. the all-star break can't come soon enough for the giant who is have lost 13 of their last 16 games. striking out 11 mets in 7 innings, matt hardy serves up a fastball to buster posey. 2 run shot to left. 3-2 new york in the 7th. crawford sends one up the
middle hunter comes in to score giants tie the game. we go all the way to 11th inning, 2 on for the mets. sandy rosario gets help from crawford on defense. right now they are still playing, the giants are threatening in the bottom of the 13. as have never lost to the pirates now 2-1 bottom of the 7th and pirates looking for more. andrew, masks one to center coco crisp lays one out. loves it. picks up his 12th win, records his 34th save. as beat the pirates 2-1. warriors reportedly agreed to a multiyear deal with maurice. he will replace carl lain dias
the team's back up power forward. 6'10", only 25 years old has played for 3 teams in 5 seasons. time for your monday night top 5. running of the bulls in pamplona. rex ryan probably found run being the bulls easier than dealing with the media. swisher would like to have this back. he grabs it and tags him out. tigerorioles, nelson cruz, sinking extra bases rangers win 8-5. number two, back to the giants, hunter, robs kirk of a base hit in the 9th to help send the game to extra innings. number one, brewerreds, taking a potential game winning, home run. that ended the game, alan the
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was a crash at sfo similar to saturdays. we dug into our archivefound it. japan airlines dc-8 landed in the bay, 2.5 miles short of the runway. no one onboard died the japanese pilot only had 10,000 hours flight time and attempted an instrument landing he never tried in a dc-8. >> one authority here at the scene said that he believes if the plane is taken out of the water, within let's say today, that there is a very good possibility the plane may fly again. >> well, maybe hard to believe but that dc-8 was refurbished and flew again a few months later. the pilots response was something along of the lines i am paraphrasing but i messed up. we will be right back
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