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a frightening scene at tampa international airport. an american airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing and passengers say it was due to a malfunction with the landing gear. >> now this is video after the plane landed as passengers were let off tarmac. it was a dramatic landing that had people praying as flight attendants warned passengers to brace for impact. our jerry penacoli, our host from news channel 8 daytime was onboard the plane. and jerry talked to ryan hughes right after he exited the plane. that was a harrowing ordeal for him. >> reporter: a very scary morning for many people onboard
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penacoli. they gathered here not too long ago and told us their stories. we also talked to one woman who happened to record the immediate aftermath on her cellphone. watch here. >> everybody was scared to death. we're all good. >> reporter: this is video taken inside and the american airlines plane by a passenger. you can see little by boy there overcome with y. flight from phoenix, arizona here to florida. the plane was close to touchdown when jerry explained the pilot quickly pulled up. the plane then cruised at a low altitude for around an hour and circled around around the bay area. and then the flight crew had an ominous warn, there was a potential problem with the landing gear and everyone onboard had to prepare for the worst. >> we were given the full brake crash, brace mode instructions
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screaming at us at how to do it. i mean, they were in, you know, full crash mode. okay, people you got to cross your arms and put your head down. and when we say brace, you brace. so as we were getting closer, it was, i mean, the it was petrifying. >> reporter: here's video of the plane on the tarmac surrounded by maintenance and emergency vehicles. jerry and other passengers told me the right tire blew upon landing. passengers erupted in chee. flight crew, specifically the pilot who landed the plane safely. and shockingly, this wasn't the only plane that had problems for these passengers. we're told they were actually on another plane from phoenix here to tampa and that had to be taken out of service because it had a mechanical issue. and then onboard this one, look what happens as they start to land here in florida. >> what luck. >> bad enough that this happened and then they had to
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one not working. unbelievable. thank you. the stories we're hearing from other passengers are just as emotional and scary. >> yeah, definitely an experience they say they don't want to endure again. news channel 8's meredyth censullo continues our team coverage from tampa international airport. we can only imagine from the stories that it must have been just awful thinking this plane is going down, this plane is going to crash. >> reporter: well, yeah, i'm sure. and as you have been mentioning, this was the nd to be on. the first one had mechanical -- supposed to be on. the first one had mechanical trouble. we did talk to some passengers who said that they knew something was wrong when the pilot quickly pulled up on landing. >> they just hold us to put
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>> pretty scary. breathing hard. blood pressure up. it was pretty nerve racking because you didn't know what might happen, if the wheels were going to be open or if we were going to skid, spin, turn. >> sort of bang down the front tire and then one of the tires popped, back right i'm pretty sure. i can could feel it sliding a little bit but it was better than i expected. >> reporter: david there, a student at the unsi tennessee. and just in town for a business meeting. he says he has to be up and ready to go early this morning. they were able to finally leave the airport around 3:00 a.m. a very, very long night for a lot of folks. gayle-- >> i would take the delay all day long to have two feet firmly placed on the ground. >> yes, ma'am. meredyth censullo reporting live from tampa international airport this morning. we will check back. i know there's more video coming through. we want to get to this statement from american
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flight 574, an a 320 aircraft from phoenix to tampa experienced an indicator light in the cockpit prior to landing the. aircraft landed normally and passengers were deplaned via air stairs and driven by bus to the terminal. no one was injured. there were 146 passengers onboard. the aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance statement. end quote. that statement from american airlines. the suspect wanted in connection to the new new jersey bombings is in jail. within hours of officials releasing the photo of 28-year- old ahmad khan rahami police managed to capture him. ahmad khan rahami got into a gun battle with police in new jersey before being shot and taken into custody. at least one officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest during the gunfire. police say a tip led to his location. >> i said, did you saw that guy around in the back? he said, yeah. i said, look at this photo.
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i said, he looks exactly like this guy but only the mustache but looks like him. like he's the same guy. he said, are you sure? i said, yes. then let's call the cops. >> officials believe he is the man seen on surveillance video at two locations in the chelsea neighborhood of manhattan where explosive devices were recovered and they also believe ahmad khan rahami is connected to the explosions at a 5k race on the jersey shore and for planting a backpack filled with pipe bombs along a transit route in elizabeth. time now 5:06. happening today, mosaic plans to update polk county commissioners about the huge incity council hole that swallowed millions of gallons of con -- huge sinkhole that swallowed millions of gallons of contaminated water and into the aquifer. according to the company, they'll identify have at least
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tested. however, one resident told us that -- resident told us that he is sceptical of the testing. >> the way i feel about it, they should have let us pick the firms that we wanted to test our water and they should have foot the bill on it because they did the damage. >> mosaic claims the radioactive water didn't travel beyond its property. our steve andrews will be at the meeting this morning with polk county commissioners and buck there as well. if you want to be there, here's what you need it's happening at the polk county commission chambers in bartow at 330 west church street at 9:00 a.m. now also if you live near the plant and want them to test your water, here's the number you need to call, 813-500-6575. again, 813-500-6575. and we have this number posted on our website, wfla.com. high-ranking state lawmakers are calling a special
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to discuss what exactly is going on with the city's waste water problem. the city dumped millions of gallons of waste water into tampa bay during and after hurricane hermine. emails from the city waste water plant operator and a consultant report appear to show the city was warned about the problem beforehand but ignored it. instead of of pass ago long the report and the concerns, a city manager asked the person sending the emails to stop copying everyo subject. the state representative peters called for today's special meeting. it's 5:08 on this tuesday morning. leigh spann, how is it shaping up? >> extra humid today unfortunately. know that before you step outside. it has to do with the onshore wind flow. that wind off the gulf of mexico also brings us showers along the coast. so maybe seeing some off the hernando shoreline. and combine that with a cold front stalled to the north and we will remain quite humid.
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mainly for the shore area. temperatures up to 88 at noon. and rain chance better at 30%. best rain chance in the early afternoon of 40%. 90degrees at 3:00, 4:00 today. so our rain starts near the coast this morning and east of 75 later today. it's going to stay hot, near 90 each afternoon. and the humidity stays high. in the tropics, tropical storm karl and tropical depression 13 both of which should stay out to sea. and we will check on traffic on the 8s tuesday morning. that's right. they have a nice tuesday morning commute. here's what's going on traffic- wise. travel time, a great drive through manatee and sarasota county. not seeing delays on 75. looks good in bradenton and sarasota. in fact, from clark road to the state road 70, roughly a 12 minute commute here. and let's take a live look. this is 301 at riverview. looks fantastic. not seeing delays there. and also travel times in st.
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county. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. the tampa bay heart walk is coming up and we need your help to reach our goal of raising $100,000. fuccillo kia has once again agreed to match the first $50,000 we raise. the heart walk is november 12th at raymond james stadium. come to wfla.com/heartwalk to join the team or donate. and we hope to see you out there as well. always a good time. coming up, outrage from yet another shooting death of an unarmed man at the hands of police officers. >> but the it's not that simple when you watch the video. we will show you the moments that led up to the shooting death of a tulsa man and why police say they shot him. and staying on top of breaking news of an emergency landing at tampa international airport this morning. we have multiple crews right now at the airport trying to talk to passengers and crews from that flight. >> and we will be update you on the story all morning long. keep it right here on news channel 8 today. time right now 5:10 on this
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we want to update you on breaking news. an american airlines flight made an emergency landing at
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morning. passengers on flight 574 tell us the plane had problems with the landing gear. our jerry penacoli, the host of daytime right here on news channel 8 was onboard that plane. jerry tells us that the plane's left side landing gear would not activate and flight attendants had passengers brace for a crash landing. fortunately, at the 11th hour, the malfunctioning landing gear engaged and the plane landed safely. no one was hurt. passengers however had to deplane staircases on the tarmac. hear from passengers onboard the flight coming up in about 15 minutes. the u.s. department of justice is looking into the latest deadly police shooting to see if charges should be filed. this happened in tulsa, oklahoma. the police department there just released video from the encounter. we're going to show you but we warn you, you may find this graphic. >> that looks like a bad dude too. got to be on something. >> which are they saying?
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tasered. >> shots fired. >> this is video from a police helicopter showing terrance crutcher unarmed walking away from officers with his hands raised. and according to police, he did not comply with commands and reached inside and his vehicle. that's when one officer used a stun gun but another shot and killed the man. tulsa's police chief says the video is quote, disturbing and very difficult to watch. u.s. homeland security is having crisis. turns out, more than 800 immigrants who were supposed to be removed from the country instead became u.s. citizens. these immigrants were from unspecified special interest countries. dhs explains they used a different name in their citizenship applications and the fingerprints were on paper and not yet digitized. the u.s. citizens may be denaturalized depending on a review recommended by the report.
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mosquito repellants, there's an app for that. yeah, you heard that right. several & on the market right now -- several apps on the market right now claim to turn your mobile phone into a mosquito repelling machine. the latest developed here in the bay area. the big question this morning, does this work? news channel 8's meredyth censullo takes a close look at the zika seeka. >> reporter: the refreshing sounds of nature can be annoying to an app that plays sounds from mosquitoes' largest predator thes. >> we have a combination of three sounds in the sound that you are hearing. an example, the mosquito hears or senses a mosquito hawk, or a dragon fly, whatever you want to call it. and it will avoid it. >> reporter: stan is the largo restaurant owner and self- proclaimed dabbler in
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source of zika virus information from news and health organizations with the added benefit of bugging mosquitoes. what he doesn't claim is that it will work. >> we want people to use clothing. we want people to use chemicals that are approved by the government for body use. i don't want children running around thinking it's 100%. it is not. it is an extra tool. >> reporter: we took zika seeka to the park to see if people found the app usable. susan's grandson spent a couple minutes outside and -- >> got bit up pretty good. >> reporter: she says she had give the app a try. >> if it's meant to work, it should work. >> reporter: and she says she wouldn't give up the bug entree but she found the sound soothing and -- >> i would rather have that than zika virus. >> reporter: meredyth censullo, news channel 8. >> all right then. i wonder, is it going to drain your battery? running it --
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>> what do you do? >> right. >> the developers say they have done some field the tests and find it to be 50 to 70% effective. mosquito control says there's no real evidence that sound- based repellents work. while the app does provide useful information, of course, they still recommend going to primary sources of the information, don't just relay on the app. >> you know, i like that sound that it was making. it was soothing >> zzzzzzzzzzzz. >> yeah, i like it. >> it's a white noise going on for sure. this morning mostly dry but just off the coast of pasco and hernando county, these showers have developed. and what will happen is, they'll get pushed closer to shore which is why i left in the coastal shower chance around 9:00 this morning. mostly dry but really humid. 88degrees at noon with a few more storms and then the better rain chance at 4:00 p.m.
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will push inland. otherwise, a high today of 90. weeki wachee, 73. bartow 174. north port at 75. what's happening is we have a stalled cold front to the north, bringing some drier air. for us, it's really going to draw the wind off the gulf. notice around 11:00 a.m., basically any time before noon, the rain will be west of 75. as the day progress, the storms migrate farther and farther inland through polk county and highlands county and over toward the east pattern. stray coastal shower in the morning. and the rain chance in the afternoon, about 30% although similar and pushing inland. 89 wednesday. and for the first day of fall, still 90. how about traffic on the 8s? well, hernando county, up to speed. no delays in brooksville. this is just what you see red here, a glitch in the system. we have a great drive. no delays on state road 50,
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and overnight construction, we have a week left on webb road north of hillsborough avenue and then it should wrap up by the end of the week. keep that in mind in town and country. and looking great on 301. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. twitter is getting rid of the 140 character limit on tweets, kind of, sort of. >> it's not exactly that cut and dry but it's still good news for tweeters. we will explain coming up. plus, samsung is just about ad galaxy note 7s, you know the ones that could potentially explode in your lap. well, now, you can get a new one. we will tell you when you can
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you have one of those potentially explosive galaxy smart phones, you can replace it starting tomorrow. you can trade your phone for a safe version at no charge. bring to it carrier for the swap or deal with samsung directly. regulators recalled the smart phone last week after dozens of people reported that the note 7 caught fire while charging. and you may see this on social media today. a recall from kellogg's on the eggo waffle tell us because of listeria. there's no reason to worry. that recall does not a -- waffle because of a possible listeria contamination.
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us in florida. as long as you bought them here in florida, they are safe for and you your family to eat. twitter users now have more wiggle room. twitter is no longer counting photo, gifs, polls or quoted tweets against your 140 character limit and neither will the twitter handles. only your text is going to count against the limit. the changes roll out starting today but it may be a couple days before you see it. happy tweeting. >> i'm always going in the d. >> yeah. straight ahead, more on breaking news. an emergency landing at tampa international airport. >> we have multiple crews right now at the airport trying to talk to passengers and crew from the flight. we will be updating the story throughout the morning for you so keep it here on news channel 8 today. also, weather and traffic on the 8s is just three minutes
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it is 5:28. and it is humid so kids at the bus stop, probably going to sweat a little bit just waiting on the bus, 79 degrees. small shower chance near the coast. when you get dropped off later today, 40% rain chance east of 75 with a high of 90. along the coast, rain chance is 20% until about lunchtime. along 75 and just to the east through hillsborough and western portions of county, it's a 40% rain chance, mainly between noon and 4:00. and then 50% rain chance in places like eastern polk county, highlands county and over toward the east coast until after about 4:00 p.m. leslee, how is traffic on the 8s? overall, traffic looks great on the bay area interstates. just construction that kicked off this week in downtown the tampa. it looks like the left lane is taken away here, channel side from florida down to jefferson. and that will be there as construction continues for a while.
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florida avenue, we have a lane closed down here in front of city hall. and you will want to remember that the between washington and
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> got breaking news this morning. an emergency landing at tampa international airport overnight. major problems with the landing gear on an american airlines flight. as the plane landed, passengers and the flight crew braced to crash. we are thankful that we can tell you this morning that the plane landed safely and no passengers were injured. >> passengers telling each other good-bye. flight attendants screaming to brace before landing. we have team coverage of this breaking story from tampa international airport. and we begin with news channel 8's ryan hughes. ryan, the host of daytime on news channel 8, our friend and

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