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tonight, the deadly helicopter crash-landing right on top of the building in new york city. the helicopter going up in flames. the panic inside the high rise. chopper. and tonight here, so many questions amid blinding rain and fog, why was that helicopter in the air? why was the chopper inom trump ? what we're learning tonight about the pilot. we're live on the legend shot m behind in the dominican republic. the bullet going right through him, hitting someone else, too. tonight, david ortiz, big papi, is being flown to boston for emergency medical treatment. witnesses beating one suspect.
new reporting tonight on the deadly crane collapse in dallas. 70-mile-per-hour winds. the crane crashing through a building, into apartment buildings, as severe storms strike. a husband critically wounded in the apartment. that couple had just moved into it. heavy rain and dangerous driving from raleigh up through washington, d.c., new york and boston. ginger zee with the track tonight and the deadly lightning strike. the motorcycle rider killed. another possible shark attack tonight. this time, a teenage boy in north carolina. just a week after a girl was attacked there. her father saving her. the earthquake in ohio. the images coming in tonight. and sleeping and your weight. scientists tonight on how falling asleep with the tv on can effect your weight. good evening. and it's great to have you with us to start another week here. and we begin tonight with the harrowing scene playing out this afternoon in new york city. that deadly helicopter crash. the chopper slamming down on top of a building right in the
middle of manhattan. the faa calling it a crash landing. the chopper erupting into flames on top of a 54-story building. firefighters had to put the fire out more than 700 feet up in the arp. it all happened in the middle of a wind-swept buildings vanishing in the fog. workers inside the building telling me they heard the whizzing of that chopper and the impact shaking the building. tonight, this image, after firefighters put out the flames, how little of the chopper was left. new york city's major saying there's no evidence this was an act of terror tonight, but there are many questions. abc's gio benitez is on the scene tonight. >> reporter: tonight, panic in new york city. police and firefighters mobilizing on the ground, encircling the 54-story skyscraper. >> 737 7th avenue. reports crash onto the roof with fire on the roof. >> reporter: while in a building nearby, a man trains his camera on the plume of smoke billowing
off the roof. >> there was a significant flame coming off the building, right before that, i had heard what sounded like a helicopter. >> reporter: workers inside the tower describing the moment of impact. shawna farrell was on the 36th floor in the middle of a meeting. >> heard the loud whizzing sound of a motor, and then we heard a crash and actually felt the crash, as well. looked out the window, we saw a bunch of smoke and debris and then we all just ran. we ran down 36 flights as soon as we could. >> keep in mind, she was on 36, she believes there are 50 some-odd floors in that building, so, to feel it that far down the building gives you an idea, perhaps, of the hard landing. >> reporter: nathan hutton was on the 29th floor. >> the only way to describe it, is if someone is standing next sounds like fireworks going off at a distance. >> reporter: he describes a harrowing evacuation. >> you have 30 or 40 floors of people that are all getting out -- >> reporter: taking the stairs -- >> at the same time. as soon as we got in the lobby,
there are police and firefigh r firefighters there, everybody out, out. now it's time to run. >> reporter: these images show the wreckage on the rooftop, firefighters shot water 700 feet to extinguish the blaze. the chopper completely obliterated. >> we had a very strange, very troubling incident this afternoon here in manhattan. a helicopter crashed into a building here. >> reporter: the pilot, identified tonight as time mccormack, killed. he was the only one aboard the aircraft. authorities say no signsoi rrors remain. mj mj at took off at 1:32 p.m. from the 34th street heliport on the east river, flying over , aut a mile from trump tower.>>ashen y ould be flyingn this area so ose to trump tower? mp instruion, 'ser a
and we're checking into that now, too. >> and to be clear, to into that area, a helicopter would need the approval of laguardia tower and we need to find out if that happened or not here. we do not know that at this point. >> reporter: this video shows a helicopter flying erratically over the east river. they couldn't explain why a chopper was flying at all on this rainy day with so much fence fog. >> commissioner, why was that helicopter in the air in weather like this? >> not sure. that's part of the investigation. >> reporter: there was no helipad on the roof of this building. they were banned in manhattan after a chopper crashed onto the pan-am building in 1977. authorities at the time hoping to avoid disasters like the one today, which could have been worse. >> there were no other injuries that we know of at this point in time to anyone in the building or on the ground, and i want to say thank god for that. this could have worse incident. >> no question about that. gio benitez live from midtown
manhattan tonight. and gio, you're learning more about the pilot at this hour? >> reporter: that's right, david. we're told that he was well-regarded, very experienced. that something must have gone horribly wrong for something like this to happen, whether that was mechanical or with the weather. and you can just see all of this fog behind me, david, it has been like what this all day long. >> gio benitez, thank you. i want to get right to stephen ganyard, a pilot himself, and steve, many people are likely surprised to learn, and gio's report there, that there are corridors of self-reporting here in new york, where pilots can fly here in manhattan without air traffic control knowing? >> reporte . >> that's right, david. see and avoid. no radar contact, no talking to air traffic control. but the pilots do have the responsibility to stay clear of clouds. some of the videos we saw today showed this helicopter flying right along the bases of those clouds in and out of those clouds, so, given how nasty the weather was in new york today, i'm quite sure that weather played a role in creating this mishap. >> all right, colonel ganyard with us, as well.
steve, thank you. the other major story tonight, red sox legend david ortiz is being flown to boston right now for emergency medical treatment after being shot in the dominican republic. the former boston red sox slugger known as big papi was shot in a club from behind. surveillance, and it is graphic, shows the moment he was shot and slumped to the ground. tonight, we are learning his injuries are worse than first thought, and abc's victor oquendo from the dominican republic.night, baseball legend david ortiz is being rushed back to boston. the red sox chartering an air balance just hour after this shocking attack at a santo domingo night club. a gunman, approaching ortiz from behind, shooting him once in the back. the bullet exiting through his abdomen and hitting the person he was with in the leg. the crowd scattering as ortiz slumps to the ground. one suspect, 25-year-old eddy garcia, arrested near the scene. witnesses captured and beat him. authorities believe another suspect may still be at large. ortiz rushed to the hospital for
surgery, reportedly telling doctors, "don't let me die. i'm a good man." with anxious family and friends gathering, his father reassuring reporters."big papi will be aro long time." ortiz is a beloved figure in boston, winning three world series with the red sox, named mvp in two of them. tonight, figures from the sports world and beyond sending wishes to ortiz. fellow boston legend tom brady tweeting, "papi defines boston strong. get well soon, my friend." and former president barack obama writing that ortiz's "spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the boston marathon bombing. get well soon, papi." perhaps his most moving moment, that emotional speech at fenway park just days after the 2013 marathon bombings. and nobody going to dictate our freedom. >> we all remember that moment. victor oquendo live in santo domingo tonight, where ortiz has
just left to be thrown to boston. and authorities have saying the suspect in custody has confessed to being involved? >> reporter: that's right, david. but it's unclear if he shot david ortiz or if he was an accomplice in the attack. police say he was just too incoherent during questioning to make his role clear. david? >> victor, thank you. and we have new reporting tonight on that deadly crane collapse in dallas. 71-mile-an-hour winds toppling it over. the crane slicing through several floors of this apartment building and through several levels of a parking garage. tossing cars like toys. one woman was killed inside her apartment. another man is in critical condition in a top floor apartment his family had just moved into. abc's clayton sandell is in dallas tonight. >> reporter: tonight, investigators want to know why this crane came crashing down, turning a sunday afternoon into armageddon. >> absolute chaos. i can't believe what i'm [ bleeou le floors of apartment and a parking garage. toppled in a storm packing winds up to 71 miles per hour. >> oh, my god, the crane is
falling over. oh, my god! >> reporter: the impact killing 29-year-old kiersten smith. five others were injured. >> sounded like the gnarliest crack of thunder you've ever h! bringing tornado damage in texas in dallas today, displaced apartment residents were allowed in to grab a few essentials. this woman wrote on faceweek that her husband jay was home asleep when the crane destroyed their apartment. rescuers found him injured, but still holding their dog, joey. >> and clayton sandell with us live tonight from the scene of that collapse. and clayton, i know you and the team have been looking into the safety record of the crane company? >> reporter: that's right, david. we found that this company has had 17 federal safety violations since 2013. some of them serious. the company did not respond to us today, but hayhat weather was certainly a factor in what happened here behind me, they say that determining the exact cause could take up to six months. david? >> clayton, thank you.
and as clayton points out there, the weather was a major factor in dallas, of course. and tonight, we're watching heavy rain and likely dangerous driving ahead from raleigh up through d.c., new york and boston, all in the forecast. flooding in gaston county, north carolina, causing high water rescues in the last 24 hours. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee tonight. she's tracking it all, of course. hey, ginger. >> reporter: david, right behind me, you usually see the george washington bridge so clearly, not tonight. more than 1,100 ro the flash fl watches, right through virginia and delaware, tonight through tomorrow, all along i-95, if you have plans to drive through early tomorrow morning, especially in boston, say connecticut or rhode island, watch for those possibilities of heavy rain. then we dry out. dry is not something you want to be talking about when you are seeing the fires pop up on the west coast. excessive heat warning stretching from oregon down to arizona. we've seen records broken today. san francisco, monterey, we'll
see more tomorrow and wednesday, david. >> ginger, thank you. and you heard ginger mention the heat in the west. w those w fires. evacuations amount six flags magic mountain from a wildfire nearby. and in arizona, crews battling the woodbury fire, still 0% contained at this hour. officials confirm that fire was human caused. tonight, president trump is defending his deal with mexico as a great success, after claims much of what was agreed to had already been in the works for some time. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: president trump is insisting his threat to impose tariffs won big concessions from mexico to stop the flow of migrants across the u.s./mexican border. >> this is something the u.s. has been trying to get for over 20 years with mexico. they've never been able to do it. as soon as i put tariffs on the table, it was done, it took two days. >> reporter: but the program seems to be made of up of measures mexico actually agreed to months ago, including a plan to keep migrants waiting in
mexico while their applications for asylum in the u.s. are processed. although u.s. officials say that plan has been greatly expanded. the president says there is more, and that it will soon be announced. >> we purposely said we wouldn't mention it for a little while. it's going to be brought up because it has to be brought by their legislative body. it's got to be taken to a vote. >> reporter: but the mexican foreign minister says there is no secret agreement beyond what's already been made public. late today, the president was asked directly about that contradiction. >> why are the mexicans denying it then? >> i don't think they'll be denying it very long. it's all done. >> jon karl with us live at the white house tonight. and jon, president trump is still threatening to use tariffs in the future if he doesn't see change at the border? >> reporter: he sureis u.s.ffiaay the lin actis f , is w mexi grants acrossrder numbers and if the number crossing the border illegally does not significantly go down
over the next 45 to 90 days, the tariffs are very much back on the table. be a small breakthrough in a weeks long standoff between the justice department and house democrats over documents from the mueller report. the doj and attorney general william barr have agreed to hand over certain documents. in exchange, the house judiciary committee has held off plans to hold barr in contempt, at least for now. and the measles outbreak hitting a new milestone tonight. the number of cases topping 1,000 now. the cdc now reporting 1,022 confirmed cases this year across 28 states. spreading now to idaho and virginia. that's the most cases in more than a quarter century, since 1992, and since measles was declared eliminated in the u.s., that was in 2000. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. another possible shark attack, this time, involving a teenager in north carolina. just a week after a girl was attacked in that state, too. her father saving her. also tonight here, look at this. the deadly lightning strike. the motorcycle rider dying, and
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