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tonight, the passenger plane bursting into flames. the fire after a warning from a pilot in another plane that you're leaking fuel. passengers racing down the emergency slide. also breaking news. the manhunt right now. authorities warn he's armed and dangerous. the rapist now accused of shooting at police in two states. word coming in at this hour, he's now been spotted. the fiery debate. this evening, the moment between jeb bush and marco rubio, many say it backfired. and taking on the moderators. you will hear ted cruz, chris christie and donald trump lashing out at them. the verdict is in in the case of the high school boy accused of assaulting a freshman. his family begging for mercy.
and breaking free from the church. actress leah remini from "king of queens" on sign tol cientology and tonight, one-on-one with dan harris, breaking her silence on tom cruise. good evening. and we begin tonight with the frightening moments for more than 100 passengers and crew on board a plane moving toward takeoff when part of the plane bursts into flames. it happened in ft. lauderdale. a boeing 767, the plane right there engulfed in smoke and flames. it was getting ready for takeoff when another pilot notices something is wrong. that fuel is leaking. moments later, the fire ball erupts. the crew acting swiftly. the emergency chute deployed. at least 15 injured. tonight, we're now hearing from the passengers who were on board, with fire right outside their windows. abc's david kerley, leading us off. >> reporter: passengers frantically fleeing the burning jet liner, sliding down
>> i heard a loud bang, turned around, saw the lights, saw flames. ran to the front of the aircraft. >> reporter: at that point, the jet was still moving toward takeoff. flight attendants moving into action. >> he calmly as soon as the plane stopped, he opened the door, let the chute out, the chute opened to the side where the flames were. >> reporter: the call came just after 12:30. within two minutes, ft. lauderdale firefighters are there. a minute later, all 101 on board are off the jet. and within another 60 seconds foam has knocked down the largest flames. >> all passengers are off the aircraft and the engine fire is out. >> reporter: "i was scared" says this passenger who injured her ankle running. 17 europed in all, including at least one serious injury. the dynamics airways jet was taxiing to take off to venezuela. what the pilot of the 767 didn't realize is that the jet was leaking fuel all over the taxiways, another pilot sees the leak.
>> dynamic is, out of the left engine, it looks like it's leaking a lot of -- i don't know if it's fuel. it's fluid leaking out of the left engine. >> okay, dynamic 4058, do you copy? >> yes, sir, we copy. we'll probably need to go back to the ramp. >> reporter: just more than ten seconds later, the fuel ignites. >> engine's on fire! >> reporter: those few moments of panic gave way to a mystery -- why was it leaking fuel? our linzie janis reports the investigation has already begun. >> reporter: the ntsb and faa are expected on scene to try to answer some of those questions. they'll be looking at the 5-year-old airline's maintenance record. the plane is still on the tarmac. it's filled with so much fuel, they had to shut down the airport for a couple of hours. >> reporter: one of the keys to the investigation will be where that fuel was leaking out of the plane. >> it sounds very much to me like the culprit may be a fuel line in the engine, as fuel was seen spilling out of the engine. >> reporter: whatever the cause,
the apparent quick and correct action by both the flight cruel and the ground crews kept this incident. >> david kerley with us live tonight, and to linzie janis on the scene for us. breaking at this hour. a manhunt under way across kentucky and tennessee, and there is late word coming in of a possible sighting. the urgent hunt for a felon, a convicted rapist considered dangerous. allegedly taking aim at police in two states, shooting one officer in the chest. a bullet proof vest saved the officer. some schools had been closed because of this, as the hunt continues tonight. abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: tonight, the manhunt for a desperate kreeb criminal intensifying. authorities saying he was spotted in rural kentucky just this afternoon and they're zeroing in. >> he is still considered to be extremely armed -- extremely dangerous and armed. >> reporter: 62-year-old floyd ray cook on the run since
by an officer in all good, tennessee, and opened fire. >> shots fired! shots fired! officer down. >> reporter: cook striking that officer in the chest. >> he hit me. i'm okay. >> i have help coming. i need you to breathe. talk to me, brother. okay, i know you're hit. they're coming. >> reporter: luckily, the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest. cook then fled to the nearby kentucky border and opened fire on officers who tried to stop him there. cook, again evading capture. this time, escaping into the woods. he was paroled in 2009. his offenses including rape of a minor, assault and armed robbery. and david, tonight, parents in some nearby school districts were asked to pick up their kids, rather than let them take the bus. authorities and residents here on high alert. david? >> alex perez reporting in for us. thank you, alex. and now to the race for 2016 tonight, and to the fallout from the fiery debate last night, the rivals taking swipes at one another. but also at the mod rail or thes.
and you will hear what they said to them. and then the war of worlds between jeb bush and marco rubio. did the moment backfire on jeb bush? abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail tonight. >> reporter: tonight many calling this a game-changing moment in the republican race. an attack that backfired. jeb bush call chenging the man he mentored, marco rubio, for missing more votes than any other senator this year. >> but marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. you should be showing up to work. i mean, literally, what is it, like a french work week? you get three dames where you have to show up? you can campaign. or just resign and let somebody else take the job. >> reporter: but rubio ready for the attack. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position. someone convinced you attacking me is going to help you. >> reporter: tonight, rubio telling us he's not running against bush, he's running for president. last night, when he was on that stage and he called on you to resign, personally, what did that feel like? >> you know, these things happen in campaigns unfortunately and i'm not going to let a campaign change me. >> reporter: bush now facing
campaign's future. >> it's not on life support. end is not near, memo to file. life is good. >> reporter: and also onstage, donald trump, fending off an attack from ohio governor john kasich. >> folks, we got to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. >> he was such a nice guy. and he said, oh, i'm never going to attack. but then his poll numbers tanked. he's got -- that's why he's on the end. and he got nasty. and he got nasty. so, you know what? you can have him. >> reporter: and carly fiorina, the breakout star of the last debate saying this when asked to name her biggest weakness. >> well, gee, after the last debate, i was told that i didn't smile enough. >> fixed it. >> but i also think that these are very serious times. >> reporter: perhaps the debate's biggest targets -- the moderators. >> the questions that have been
people don't trust the media. this is not a cage match. how about talking about the substantive issues people care about? >> it's not a very nicely asked question, the way you say that. >> fantasy football? we have -- wait a second. we have $19 trillion in debt, we have people out of work. we have isis and al qaeda attacking us and we're talking about fantasy football? can we stop? >> reporter: and david, going back to that moment between bush and rubio, several sources within the bush campaign tell us they will survive this, and they have the resources to compete, but it was a mistake going after rubio last night. and hillary clinton also weighing in on the debate, saying voters would have been better off watching the world series. david? >> tom llamas who was in the hall last night. tom, thank you. and to washington, the changing of the guard on capitol hill. john boehner tearfully stepping down as house speaker today. famous for showing his emotions, clutching a box of tissues as he said good-bye. new speaker paul ryan elected
today, smiling as he accepted the government, declaring, quote, the house is broken, adding, we are not settling scores. promising to restore order to congress. paul ryan there putting the finishing touches on his speech, tweeting, "let's do this." we turn now to the runaway blimp. tonight, the military taking drastic action, firing at it to deflate it where it came down in pennsylvania. amid the gun fire, there are also many questions tonight. the balloon cost $175 million. it comes after that wild ride, floating over schools, neighbors, crashing through power lines. f-16s scrambled for a time. traveling across state lines from maryland all the way up to pennsylvania. what was the balloon for and how often was it even used? abc's linsey davis is in pennsylvania. >> reporter: an active investigation and recovery mission tonight of what remains of this $175 million
bullet holes. >> you may have heard shotgunshots. that is how we are deflating it. >> reporter: after yesterday's wild ride. >> somebody might ought to call 911. >> reporter: now, the herculean recovery effort begins, as they 10,000-plus pound balloon back this 240 foot blimp detaching from this maryland military base, reaching altitudes as high as 16,000 feet. dragging a 6,600-foot metal cable behind it, knocking out power to nearly 30,000 customers, floating unmanned at about 50 miles per hour for a 160-mile journey to these pennsylvania woods. this blimp now tattered, torn and twisted. it's part of a nearly $3 billion test system now being used to defend the nation's capital against airborne attacks with technology designed to find low-flying, fast-moving, small
threats. but some argue it's too expensive and ineffective. >> something this expensive, this sophisticated, should never have been able to just drift away. but this is a program that the congress has kept alive even though the pentagon wants to get rid of it. >> reporter: the army says the most sensitive equipment has already been removed from the woods right behind me. the rest is expected to come out within the next day or so, like likely by helicopter. and investigators are still trying to determine just how this blimp became detached. david? >> linsey davis in pennsylvania for us again tonight. now, to the new images obtained after that deadly shootout in waco, texas, we reported on here earlier this spring. families, waitresses caught in the cross fire. rival motorcycle gangs opening fire inside a popular restaurant. this man right there armed with a handgun. the waitress sprinting to safety. and you will see tonight the surveillance video for yourself. as officials now want to know, how did the video get out? abc's ryan owens in texas. >> reporter: as the cases against more than 100 bikers involved in a me or the cycle gang shootout at this waco, texas, restaurant move forward,
tonight, a stunning new look at the action in a series of videos apparently leaked from the case file. in one video, the gun fire erupts just offcamera, but watch the reaction of the bikers. some grab guns, others hit the floor and crawl to safety. one surveillance came are catches a biker firing a shot toward thor parking lot as he runs inside. >> i just got a call from a passerby, thought they heard a gunshot, looked over and saw a lot of people running. >> reporter: the videos obtained by cnn appear to be part of the evidence. after the shootout left nine dead and 18 injured. waco police say they did not release the surveillance videos trouble. the videos also show terrified cover. minutes later, a parade of bikers surrendering with their hands up. these videos are being made public just as the grand jury down in waco is hearing all of bikers. and that's why police and the
they're worried this leak could affect the outcome. david? >> ryan owens in texas for us. thanks, ryan. there were late developments today in the high school case making national headlines. the young man convicted of sexually assaulted a freshman hampshire. today, he was silent, motionless as he learned his fate. abc's gio benitez with what the judge decided. >> reporter: 20-year-old owen labrie saying a quiet prayer at his sentencing today, convicted in august for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl in the dark science building of their elite prep school. the victim breaking down on the stand. we are distorting her voice. >> i was raped. i was violated in so many ways. >> reporter: prosecutors argued it was part of a so-called tradition. the they claimed labrie was trying
to wrack up sexual con kweps quests as part of a game. a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault. his victim, in a video statement today saying she has been harassed for coming forward. >> what he did to me made me feel like i didn't belong on this planet and that i would be better off dead. >> reporter: labrie said he never forced himself on the girl. his mother begging for mercy. the defense submitting pictures of him as a young boy and visiting harvard, where, they say, he planned to study divinity. the judge calling labrie a very good liar, saying his 15-year-old victim was not able to consent. >> that'ses the crime you were convicted in. engaging in sexual penetration on someone who is not old enough to know how to handle it. >> reporter: labrie faced 11 years behind bars, but was sentenced to one. afterwards, embracing his family with a small.
is actually out on bail as he purr soup sues an appeal. after court today, he did have to officially register as a sex offender. he could be on that list for the rest of his life. >> gio, thank you. overseas this evening, a close encounter between the u.s. and russia in the pacific. the uss rorg take s s ronald reagan taking part in a train ing ing training. the russian pilots flying away without incident. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. and the holiday deals available already this weekend. the shopping wars heating up tonight. the big announcement now from walmart and the other major retailer tonight, as well. we have breaking news this evening in the well-known case of a missing boy, disappearing years ago. one of the most famous cases in america. and you know her from "king of queens." sitcom star leiva e ah remini on leaving the church. the dan harris interview.
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