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>> too low, too slow seven seconds before impact. >> we're not talking about a few knots here or there. we're talking about a significant amount of speed below 137. >> this morning new details about the pilot at the controls and new stories of survival. >> bang. the impact was so powerful. >> all this as heartbroken parents begin their journey to san francisco to find out the truth about what happened to two teenage girls who lost their lives. we can tell you an ntsb investigation now under way as you take a look at the remains of asiana flight 214 sitting out on the runway this morning, even as other planes take off from three of the four sfo runways that are now open. good morning to one and all, thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning the ntsb is giving us a look inside the plane as craters comb through the wreckage hoping every bit of
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debris will help tell the story of what happened. this as new details emerge about the two teenage girls killed in the crash and the new speculation that one of the girls may have died, not because of the impact, but possibly after being run over by a fire truck sent to the scene. we have a team in place with new details about those victims. we begin with bob redell live in burlingame overlooking the runway with more on what we're learning about the pilot. >> reporter: good morning, laura and jon. the ntsb has informed us they will be holding another news conference later this morning, scheduled for around 11:30 to update us on the status of their investigation into the crash of asiana flight 214. they also will possibly be releasing new information, new details surrounding this horrible accident. the agency has examined the cockpit voice and flight data recorders and come up with a preliminary idea of what was happening in the cockpit during the final moments. during final approach to sfo saturday morning, that boeing
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777 was flying too low and moving too slow, well below 137 knots or about 158 miles an hour. that's the minimum speed required for a safe landing. seven seconds before impact, the pilots realized this error. three seconds later, the flight stick begins to shake to alert the pilots they are about to stall. a second and a half before the g they throttle the engines in an attempt to go back up into the air and aboard the landing. the ntsb will be looking into what role, if any, pilot error played into this accident. >> we've investigated accidents in all modes of transportation for more than 40 years, and i will tell you i cannot remember an accident where it was only one thing that caused the failure. it's usually a chain of events and there are multiple factors. >> reporter: meantime, the country of south korea says its aviation officials will be inspecting the jinx and landing
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equipment on all boeing 777s owned and operated by asiana and korea air. live in burlingame, across from sfo, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> bob, thank you very much for the update. this morning we're learning more about the two teenage girls killed as a result of the crash. we have new video this morning showing the parents of those two teenage girls leaving china along with a delegation of others heading right now to san francisco. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at the san mateo county coroner's office which is expected to brief both families later today. good morning, marla. >> reporter: good morning, jon. the parents of both the girls are on an asiana airlines flight, left china within the last hour. they are set to make the first stop in seoul, south korea and eventually make their way to sfo late they are evening, potentially not until tonight. when they do, their sights will
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be set on this office, the san mateo county coroner's office where they have questions, how did my daughters die. the coroner is expected to release new information about their autopsies. he says it is a possibility one of the girls survived the crash only to be run over by a fire truck as she scrambled to get to safety. officials say the other girl was likely ejected on impact. we will know for sure once their autopsies are complete. san francisco mayor ed lee says he's heard about the speculation that an emergency vehicle is to blame for one of the girl's deaths. he says the report cannot be verified. >> i don't have any information with respect to that particular description. i will say that all incidences that happen on the crash site >> reporter: 16-year-olds wang linjia and ye mengyuan were part
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of a group headed to a three-week summer camp at a christian school in southern california that. were supposed to also visit stanford university. the point of the trip was to get them ready for an american college education. the girls were friends for the past four years. wang linjia loved physics and calligraphy. while the other was a champion gymnast who loved literature. i have a call into the san mateo county coroner. i'm waiting to get the very latest on the girls' autopsies. marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. we can tell you those two young ladies and 27 other students on that plane planned to go to a christian camp in southern california today. today that camp will still be opening, but, of course, it will be opening without those campers from china it had initially expected. coming up at 6:15, we'll be going live to that camp down in
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southern california for a look at the gestures of sympathy it is now preparing for those chinese students. meantime, some of the passengers from asiana flight 214 returning home to seoul, south korea. this hour we don't know exactly how many survivors were on this return flight. you can see there a woman still in a wheelchair after the crash. she was later transported by ambulance to a local hospital in south korea. in the meantime dozens of passengers are still hurt and some are fighting for their lives this morning in hospitals all across the bay area. most of the patients are being treated at san francisco general hospital. our coverage continues with "today in the bay's" christie smith who joins us live with new details. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning, laura. we just heard from the chief of surgery here at sf general hospital. she told us that despite all these passengers have been through, they seem fairly resilient and grateful for the care they're being given. today she said there are a number of surgeries planned,
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abdominal surgery, spinal surgery and many of the crash survivors, these are actually second round of surgeries they're going through. they're also going to be fixing broken bones today. this morning, nine crash victims and perhaps other family members left sf general on an out-of-service muni bus. they put blankets and sheets on to stay warm and stayed away from all the media in the parking lot. the chief of surgery did come out and talked about the 53 crash victims of asiana flight 214 seen here. she said some told stories that they sat in the rear of the plane. she said two people are paralyzed. she said one woman said the seats collapsed around her and came at her. she was most affected by the words of a small boy, a crash survivor. >> one of the little children that was injured said he would never get on an airplane again. like i said, that's sort of like, wow, we have to remember what happened. we get so focused on the medical care and making sure the
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patients are well taken care of, we forget really truly what happened to them. >> reporter: yesterday there were 17 crash survivors, patients here. the chief of surgery says she isn't sure how many are still here. she should know in a couple of hours. at least six are in critical condition, including one child. as the number of patients goes down, they are expecting more families to come in. they say they are expecting many to come in from shanghai. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." thank you so much, christie. we're getting updates from other bay area hospitals treating victims of the crash. this morning we know all seven children taken to lucile packard children's hospital in stanford have been released. they were some of the 55 people rushed to two stanford hospitals on saturday. ten adults remain in the hospital at stanford this morning. as for the other local hospitals, st. francis says it has one remaining patient but he or she is not in critical condition. st. mary's has four patients
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remaining, none in critical condition. we'll have updates throughout the morning and online at nbcbayarea.com where you'll find more information on the flight's black boxes and an animation that shows the moment of impact, what it looked like. that's an nbcbayarea.com. 6:09. let's check in with krchristina. >> good morning, jon and laura. it's going to be really nice especially when you consider we were in the triple digits every day last week excluding friday. today we're going to hold on to that beautiful weather we had over the course of the weekend. mostly clear over the bay bridge. a little marine layer here that will do its part to keep us kind of cool here. still going to be kind of a hot day, especially into the extreme east bay. 57 in livermore, 56 in san jose. you're at 57 degrees. good morning to you, san francisco. we have interesting things to talk about.
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whether headlines tell the story. steady warmup today. we'll climb by about three to five degrees. temperatures are going to be able to reach the mid 90s there. tomorrow, we'll peak and temperatures will drop off. we'll crank the natural ac as we get towards the end of the week. 94 degrees inland, 80 degrees bay side. at the coast, 68 degrees. a major cooldown headed our way, plus we'll talk about some amazing whale watching conditions for today. we have a really important note for mariners coming up. first let's check the drive with mike. >> i do the car watching. if you're doing that, we have seen i guess a pod of cars, a cluster. it's traffic. that's what it's called. there's the backup at the toll plaza. the metering lights have been turned on after 6:00. i have pointed at the metering lights. we have a pretty typical flow. just before we turn the metering lights on, i saw slowing all the
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way up the incline. it's moving slower as you head toward the maps. back to our speed sensors on our maps, you see isolated to the upper deck. keeping it moving smoothly over the span itself. 880 is slowing down a bit, but not a big deal. b.a.r.t. is back in service. we'll keep tracking things at the maze. back to you. up next, continuing coverage of the asiana air crash include ag look at the southern california camp where 60 students aboard the plane were supposed to start a three-week immersion program today. right now we have a live look at that wreckage at asiana air flight 214. you can see it still out there on the runway at sfo. we're back in two minutes. before we go, we have a look at some of the images of the plane released by the ntsb. we will be right back. it starts with something little, like taking a first step.
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welcome back everybody on a monday morning. we want to give you a live look at the wreckage of asiana air flight 214 still out on theáú
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attend. the teen girls are among dozens of chinese students aboard the flight who won't be at the camp for opening day. annette arreola from our sister station in los angeles joins us live from the camp with reaction. good morning, annette. >> reporter: laura, good morning. hello everybody. the camp was scheduled to beginning at 9:00 a.m. we learned the remaining chinese students will not be coming down here. planes are under way to get them back home to china with their families, a very traumatic experience as you can imagine for the students, their families and the entire congregation out here at west valley christian church. they had been preparing for months now making plans on meeting these 35 chinese students, taking them to do some sightseeing, learning english or teaching them english and having southland. church members showed up to sunday service with heavy hearts after learning the two 16-year-old girls who died during saturday's plane crash in
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san francisco were part of their church camp. while they are miles apart, church members who were going to be hosting the kids say they are united in grief with both the students and their families. >> they're struggling because they have names of the kids who were going to be staying at their homes and they realize that that child is not going to make it. one of those is the one who was going to have the girl in her house and is definitely grieving. >> reporter: the church is planning on holding a fund-raiser as well as a vigil thursday evening. it's still unclear exactly what the church is planning to do with the entire camp, whether they have additional students coming along or if they are going to cancel it in tow at that time. we are trying to find that information and as soon as we learn, we will relay it back to you. >> thank you so much. so much emotion widespread on this one. we're hearing incredible survival stories from a lot of passengers on board flight 214. among them, elliot stone who
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owns a popular martial arts studio. >> very thankful, pray to the lord, very happy. >> stone walking us through the terrifying moments before and after the plane crashed down. >> want to take a break from the day's news and get you updated on the forecast. we are coming off a very beautiful weekend weatherwise. >> we certainly are. those thick low clouds are forcing the flight delays. 6:17 now. about 1:40 delay out of sfo. we'll keep tabs on that. it's pretty nice out there. 56 in san jose, 54 in gilroy. temperatures are going to be comfortable today. a little toasty in the extreme east bay, extreme south bay. micro climate making an impact. 60s and 70s for you, 80s and 90s inland. 50s and 60s at the immediate coast. just want to talk about your beach conditions as temperatures are going to end up in the 70s as of about noon today.
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comfortable conditions out there at 2:00 p.m. 76 at 4:00 p.m. let's talk about what is so cool. a very rare treat for the bay area, actually a warning to mariners. you want to go about half as fast as you typically would if you're traveling on the san francisco bay because we have quite a few endangered species. whales are flocking to the coast because we have great crill. it's a big buffet for them. >> in the south bay we have the build kicking in. that's the second burst we see. this is sticking northbound. building towards saratoga avenue.
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that's the predictable pattern for the south bay. as we look toward the east bay, 880 moves cloegs to the limit, south toward mission boulevard. 680, the same thing out of sunol. there were reports of smoke around highway 84. we move our camera around the area. let's give you the live shot. looking at the dry hills. that's why it was a big concern. here is your livermore exit. we won't see any smoke or problems. that's the good news. traffic flowing nicely. we'll take you back to the maps. it is a smooth flow of traffic. highway 84 slows a bit through livermore. you have your buildr coming westbound as you head through livermore through the dublin interchange. no big surprises for folks over here. the peninsula moves smoothly on this side of the bay. north and southbound no major issues. crossing the bay under the bay bridge, the b.a.r.t. system back on time. all trains are running. that means ac transit is back on its normal schedule as well. no delays reported for either of
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those agencies. should be more parking in san francisco today. 6:19. killed over a cab fair. we have new details in the shocking death of an american tourist in thailand. john kerry's wife remaining in critical condition this morning. we'll let you know what we're learning about the illness that sends her to the hospital. a live look at the wreckage of asiana flight 214. a look at a video taken by an eyewitness moments after the plane went down. we'll be right back. tourist in thailand. plane went down. [ female announcer ] when you asked us to remove
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welcome back everybody. investigators remain on scene as we give you a live look at sfo. you can see the remains of asiana flight 214 which sadly ultimately took the lives of two teenage girls. we have team coverage out there continuing to follow this story. we will update you as more information comes in. it is 6:23 right now. thai police arrested a taxi driver for stabbing an american passenger to death after an argument over cab fare. bangkok police say the 32-year-old driver confessed to attacking the passenger with the machete because the man refused to pay a $2.00 fare. the victim is quite fid as 51-year-old troy plin king ton. he lived in thailand for three years. the defense begins stating its case in the trial of george
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zimmerman, the man who pleaded not gill any the death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. the pos kugs rested on friday after calling 38 witnesses to the stand. prosecutors tried to portray zimmerman as an overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer guilty of second degree murder. zimmerman, he contends he simply acted in self-defense. his attorneys, they will try to prove he was just protecting his own life when he actually pulled the trigger. jury deliberations could begin by the end of this week. a kerry family source told the associated press the secretary of state's wife showed symptoms consistent with a seizure. teresa heinz kerry is in critical but stable condition right now. she was flown to massachusetts general hospital after doctors at nantucket cottage hospital stabilized her. she was accompanied by her husband john kerrydl to the hospital after suffering an unspecified medical condition yesterday afternoon. lawmakers on capitol hill
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heading back to work today, on the j en da, immigration reform and student loan rates. house republicans are coming up with their own bill. meantime federal student loan rates doubled because congress failed to meet a july 1 deadline. some lawmakers say they are now working on legislation that will reverse the rate hike retroactively. up next, we will have continuing coverage this morning of the asiana crash. it's 6:25 right now. first a check of the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. back to business monday. i can tell you the low ceilings, we even have them here in san francisco, forcing flight delays, about 1:30 flight delays. "today in the bay," hot inland,
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94, bay side 80 degrees and 68 at the coast. a warning to mariners, slow down for whales and a warning to whale watchers as well. listen to this, we have a concentration of humpback, gray, blue and fin whales around the bay. there's an abundance of crill out there. as we head throughout friday, this will be the case. let's check with drive with mike. >> you're talking about watching for crill and also really cool wildlife. right now this is the traffic flow through sunol. that's a smooth drive up the grade toward fremont for these folks heading off to the right. have also low clouds. i'm looking for smokes. still reports of a fire off to the shoulder around the sunol off-ramp. we're checking that. no problems reported. we do see slowing on our maps. let's take you out there. we'll see that 680 south, a lot of slowing out of pleasanton into the same area. it may be on the other side of the hill. we're watching for any
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disturbances, 84 through livermore is fine. we're seeing that build for the commute. a slower drive as welcoming through the area. walnut creek, no problems. last week we had problems because of the b.a.r.t. strike. this week back to the normal schedule. continuing coverage of the asiana air crash including a survival story from a local martial arts instructor on board the flight who says he's very happy to be home. right now giving a live look at the wreckage of asiana air flight 214. that runway still closed. we are back in two minutes. first, want to give you a look at some of the photos captured by passengers and eyewitnesss of this scene. we'll be back soon.
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an ntsb investigation now
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under way as you take a look at the remains of asiana airlines flight 214 still on the runway this morning, even as other planes take off from three of the four sfo runways that are now open. it is 6:30 everybody. good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning new concerns that the plane was flying too low and too slow in the seven seconds before impact. this as new details come in about the pilot who was behind the controls of the plane. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live in burlingame and overlooking the wreckage of the plane still on the runway. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, lawyer rachlt a pushback from asiana airlines saying they don't believe its pilot, the one with only 43 hours in a 777 which is the equivalent of three to four transatlantic flights. they're saying they don't believe that was a problem given that the pilot also had time in a simulator and had landed at sfo before, just not in a 777.
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saturday morning was the first time that pilot ever attempted to land a boeing 777 at this airport, the ninth landing in that particular model of aircraft. the airline says he was in train being an experienced copilot who had more than 3,000 hours. the ntsb says know one realized there was a problem until the final seven seconds of the flight. with the approach too low and too slow, they gunned the engine and tried to aboard the landing. it was too late. the plane slammed into the runway and caught fire. the first time he's ever attempted to land that aircraft. to the layperson this sounds more and more like pilot error. >> you know, we look not just at flight time in not just this aircraft type, but overall experience and the crew, working
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together, making sure we have a good crew pairing. it's always going to be someone's first time to fly in an airplane or first time to land at an airport. we want to make sure the system is robust enough so it can be done safely, not just the first time but every time.g2dñ >> reporter: federal law enforcement did interview the pilots just after the crash saturday morning and determined they did nothing criminal. the ntsb hopes to interview them within the next 24 hours as part of their investigation into what went wrong, what caused the crash of asiana flight 214 here at sfo. reporting live across sfo here in burlingame, bob redell torques day in the bay. as you may have heard, two 16-year-old girls died when that 777 crashed saturday morning. we're learning information, interesting information that the coroner says it may not have been the crash that ultimately killed one of those teenagers.
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will release its findings later today after it speaks to the parents of one of those young women. the coroner says emergency responders have raised concerns one of those girls was possibly run over by an emergency vehicle responding to that crash. the girls were part of a class trip and their parents as well as parents of other teens injured on the flight are now on their way to the u.s. as we speak. earlier this morning, they board add bus in southeastern china headed to shanghai, that airport in shanghai. they're expected to land any minute seoul, south korea and proceed on to sfo. chinese media reporting they will go directly to the hospital to see the teens still being treated. we are getting an update on the number of victims still hospitalized. san francisco general received 53 patients after the crash. 36 have been released. 17 remain in the hospital, six in critical condition. at stanford, all seven children taken to lucile packard
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children's hospital have been released. they were some of the 55 people rushed to the two stanford hospitals on saturday. ten adults remain in the hospital in stanford this morning. st. francis says it has one remaining patient but he or she is not in critical condition. st. mary's has four patients remaining, none in critical condition. a scott's valley man thankful to be back at work. he was one of the survivors from asiana flight 214, his name, elliot stone, owner of the elite martial arts academy. he was greeted by the welcome home sign from the students who wrote we are so glad you are back with us. no one happier than stone himself. the seven other people he was traveling with, they are also okay. he says he's still in shock as he remembers what happened aboard his flight. >> the back end just hit and flies up in the air, everybody's head goes to the ceiling and it
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drifts for a little bit, 300 yards, it tips over. fire starts. everybody is pushing the doors out. >> stone, as you can imagine, says he's very, very happy to be home today. we'll have updates on the investigation throughout the morning and online at nbcbayarea.com. 6:35. christina loren is back talking about sunshine and a feel-good day for monday. >> mondays can be tough. at least the weather will accommodate you. this morning it's really comfortable out there. we don't have any thick fog to show you except for at the immediate coast. i wanted to show the live picture of san jose to give an example of how far inland the marine layer has pushed. 60 to start in sunnyvale.
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as we head throughout the next couple hours, all the fog is going to clear and we'll see a pretty warm day inland. "today in the bay" works like this, 94 inland, 80 bay side, 68 degrees at the coast. actually a cooldown as we head deeper into the month of july. i'll show you how long it will last. it might blow your mind. first mike is going to blow your mind. isn't this summer break, mike? look at all the cars out there? >> that's what"m i was thinking. we're all heading to work. b.a.r.t. is back in service. we have the eastshore freeway, westbound traffic coming up through richmond. we have a slow spot through richmond, past the race track. easing as you get through berkeley. by the time you get to the berkeley curve, the metering lights are on. the maze lighter than last week with b.a.r.t. back in service.
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south 880 toward the san mateo bridge a smooth easy drive. normal service with ac transit through alameda county. south 680, reports of an earlier fire where the fire crew took care of a small brush fire. it is contained, not reportedly affecting traffic flow. the smoke earlier caused slowing south 680 through pleasanton through sunol. northbound 101, traffic slowing down north of 680, the overpass as you head toward mckee and alum rock and smoothing out by the time you get to the airport. back to you. 6:37 right now. still ahead on "today in the bay," egypt on edge as a new political era begins. we'll have details about the unrest happening there. a deadly plane crash in alaska. the new images you'll only see on nbc next. right now a live look at the wreckage of asiana air flight 214 still on the runway. we're back in two minutes.
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at 6:40, a live look at the wreckage of asiana flight 214 at sfo. the ntsb is on the scene this morning still investigating. in the meantime the ntsb also sending a crew to alaska to
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investigate another deadly commercial plane crash. ten people died when a small commercial plane crashed yesterday morning. it happened 150 miles south of anchorage. a tv producer with our nbc affiliate happened to be camping near the airport and took those photos of smoke billowing from the crash site. the pilot and all nine passengers on the fixed wing aircraft died in the crash. the plane is described as an air taxi. authorities are not released the identity of the victims. on the international scene, the muslim brotherhood's political arm causing on egyptians to rise up against the army. this coming after clashes between the troops and supporters of the ousted president killed at least 40 people. the freedom and justice party is also calling on the international community to stop what it is terming as massacre there is in egypt. meantime, egypt's military trying to turn that country over to an interim government in hopes of stopping all that violence. egypt's interim president has
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been meeting with various parties to select a brand new prime minister, the leading candidate believed to be a lawyer and also an economist who spent time in washington. up next, continuing coverage of the asiana air crash, including speculation that one of the two victims who died was killed not by the crash, but instead possibly by one of the fire trucks at the scene. right now want to give you a live look at the wreckage of asiana air flight 214. back on tod"today in the bay" i minutes. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so...
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>> too low, too slow, seven seconds before impact. >> we're not talking about a few knots here or there. we're talking about a significant amount of speed below 137. >> this morning, new details about the pilot at the controls and new stories of vur vooifl. >> bang. the impact was so powerful. >> all this as heartbroken parents begin their journey to san francisco to find out the truth about what happened to two teenage girls who lost their lives. an ntsb investigation now under way as we take a look at the remains of asiana airlines flight 214 from three of the four runways now open. >> ntsb is giving us a look inside the plane as investigators comb through the wreckage hoping every bit of debris will help tell the story of what happened. this as new details emerge about the two teenage girls killed in
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the crash, new speculation that one of the girls may have died not because of impact but possibly after being run over by a fire truck sent to the scene. we have a team in place with details about those victims. we begin with bob redell overlooking the runway with more on what we're learning about the pilot. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, laura and jon. just over five hours the ntsb will hold another news conference to update us on the status of the investigation of asiana flight 214. they say they may be releasing new details surrounding this horrible accident. the agency has examined the cockpit voice and flight data recorders and come up with a preliminary idea of what was happening in the cockpit during the final moments. during final approach that boeing 777 was flying too low and moving too slow, well below 137 knots or roughly 158 miles an hour. that's the minimum speed required for a safe landing.
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seven seconds before impact, the pilots realized something was wrong. three seconds later the flight stick begins to shake to alert the pilots that they are about to stall. a second and a half before the crash, they throttled the engines in attempt to go back into the air and abort the landing. the ntsb will be looking into what role, if any, pilot error played into this accident. >> we've investigated accidents in all modes of transportation for more than 40 years. i will tell you i cannot remember an accident where it was only one thing that caused the failure. it's usually a chain of events and there are multiple factors. >> reporter: meantime south korea says lit be inspecting the engines and landing equipment on all boeing 777s owned and operated by asiana and korean air. ntsb holding a news conference at 11:30 this morning. prior to that at 11 cooke this
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morning, sfpd will hold a news conference with some of the first responders who responded to the crash of asiana flight 214. reporting live in burlingame across from sfo, bob redell, "today in the bay." this morning we're also learning more about the two teenage girls killed as a result of the asiana air crash tragedy. we have new video this morning showing the parents of those two teenage girls leaving china along with a delegation of others heading out to san francisco. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at the san mateo county coroner's office expecting to be briefing both families later this morning. >> reporter: good morning. we learned the parents of both teenage girls have successfully completed the first leg of their trip, on an asiana airlines flight, just landing in seoul, south korea, taking the same route their daughters took a couple days ago. when they do arrive at sfo in the bay area, they'll come here right away, the san mateo county
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coroner's office. we're expecting us to get more details from the coroner's office who say both autopsies conducted on the two girls, saying it is a possibility one of the girls survived the crash only to be run over by a fire truck as she scrambled to get to safety. this is not confirmed but it is part of the investigation. >> the airport rescue and firefighting operations deployed 23 responders in nine vehicles after the crash. we'll be looking to determine the effectiveness of the response. >> rescuers raised concern that they may have run over one of the girls because their body was found near an evacuation slide near the left wing of the plane. it's believed the other girl was ejected on impact. this is all preliminary. we are waiting to hear official
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word from the coroner. i wanted to end with what we're learning about these 16-year-olds. i can tell you they both excelled academically. wang ling gentleman loved physics and calligraphy while her friend enjoyed gymnastics and giving speeches. marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> in the meantime dozens of passengers are still hurt and some fighting for their lives this morning in hospitals all over the bay area. most of the patients are being treated at san francisco general hospital. our coverage continues with "today in the bay's" christie smith who joins us with new details. >> reporter: we had the chance to speak with the chief of surgery this morning and tells us despite all these patients have been through, they're resilient and even grateful for the care that they've been receiving here. while some patients are well enough to believe, they are expecting more family members to start showing up from shanghai they say, perhaps as early as
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today, and earlier this morning an out-of-service muni bus took nine patients and a few family members away from sf general. on the bus they wrapped themselves on blankets to stay warm and didn't speak with all the media waiting out here in the parking lot. the chief of surgery is getting us a clearer picture of the type of injuries the passengers sustained when the asiana flight crashed at sfo. abdominal injuries, head trauma, spinal fractures, even two people paralyzed. she said some were in the seat buckled up. one woman shared how she was hurt in the cash. >> one of the patients described the seats coming toward her as she was buckled into her seat causing the type of flexion-extension injuries we're seeing with the spinal cord. >> reporter: in all 53 passengers from asiana flight 214 were treated at sf general.
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overnight 17 patients remain hospitalized. the chief of surgery said at this point she's not sure how many remain here. she hopes to have an update later this morning. we know at least six are still critical including one child. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." we're also getting updates from other bay area hospitals treating victims of the crash. this morning we know all seven children taken to lucile packard children's hospital in stanford have been released. they were some of the 55 people rushed to stanford hospitals on saturday. ten adults remain in the hospital at stanford this morning. as for other local hospitals, st. francis says it has one remaining patient but he or she is not in critical condition. st. mary's has four patients remaining, none in critical condition. we will have updates on the investigation throughout the day, on air and online. all we have to do is check nbcbayarea.com. there you'll be finding more information on the flight's black boxes and an animation
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that shows what the moment of impact looked like. we'll have that and more coming up at nbcbayarea.com. we want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> we have flight delays out of sfo. 6:53. let's show you what it looks like right now, beautiful san jose, a gorgeous day shaping up. that marine layer, yes, you can see it vividly there. today my also be comfortable, a little bit beyond comfort in the extreme east. forecasting about 85 degrees for you in the heat of the day, and highs come in between about 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. let's talk about the flight delays. right now at about 1:30 out of sfo. you want to check throughout the day. they're still working on one of the runways. we can tell you right now whenever we have a setup, thick low ceilings, it usually takes about 10:00 or 11:00 for the low clouds to burn off. the good news is, if you're trying to head out and about across the nation, everything
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running right on time as far as weather delays. 57 in livermore and 60 degrees to start the day in sunnyvale. lots of sunshine all day long. those microclimates certainly noticeable as we head throughout the day. high pressure moves in. still enough marine influence to keep your temperatures nice and comfortable. a little hot in the east bay, 80s and 90s today. 60s and 70s at the immediate coast. best beach weather today. down in santa cruz as it usually is. 72 degrees at 2:00 p.m. hard to beat that. when you're talking about 94 degrees in livermore, you drive to santa cruz for beautiful conditions. through the end of the week, we have a cooldown headedí8u) way. coincidence that mike inouye is back this week. i think not. he missed the triple digit temperatures and the b.a.r.t. strike. we are so glad to have you back. we missed you. >> thank you very much. i couldn't resist the beginning of the b.a.r.t. strike, the
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inauguration and i skipped town. northbound 101 shows the typical slowing for a monday. good stuff for the south bay commute. not happy to see the slowing, but typical pattern. folks aren't getting anything unexpected. north 280, there's a report of debris, a possible traffic break there over the next few minutes. the rest of the south bay is really good. spotty slowing toward saratoga and cupertino. traffic southbound around the golf course and toward fremont, we see a smooth flow here. look at the map. before you get there out of pleasanton, we have slowing. there was an earlier fire reported over on the side by one of the cars driving by, that resulted in smoke and slowing through the area. that has been contained. now we have sleeing from 580. 580 itself has a typical build through the tri-valley. 84 through livermore, slowing in
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vallecitos which is typical. the b.a.r.t. system back in service this morning. slowing 580 as well as south 880 through hayward. typical slowing toward the san mateo bridge and typical slowing around the maze itself. past the eastshore freeway and the race track, the merge off the richmond san rafael bridge, all these roads congested. this is northbound 101 past ikea, southbound side moving smathly, 280 not a problem along the peninsula. a good drive as the commute starts on that side of the bay. this morning, redwood city investigators trying to figure out what sparked an apartment fire that injuries 21 people, displacing dozens more. that fire broke out at about 2:00 yesterday morning at the hallmark house apartments on woodside road. the fire forced the closure of woodside road until just after
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1:00 this morning. more than 100 firefighters responded to that six-alarm fire. three of those firefighters were hurt, one of those injuries considered life-threatening. an evacuation center has been set up at the air oaks community ser to help any of the 97 displaced residence. the san jose police department is adopting new regulations aimed at preventing racial profiling by patrolling officers. the policy requires officers to document all the stops they make, even if there's no arrest, including the person's race and whether they're told to sit on a curb. the regulations were proposed two years ago by an independent police auditor. they were temporarily suspended earlier this year by the city's acting police chief before they were put into practice. the regulations will be phased in through the end of the year. we're expecting to learn whether the new span of the bay bridge will open before labor
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day weekend. the new span running into a lot of problems over the recent months. crews still fixing 32 broken steel rods that attach the bridge deck to the supports. they're also still gathering test data on other rods to make sure no more will snap. the committee's recommendation will be published at noon. 6:58. recapping our top stories this morning, the crash of asiana flight 214 at sfo. the ntsb will be holding a briefing at 11:30 this morning to update us on their investigation. preliminary information shows the boeing 777 approached the runway too low and too slow to land safely. investigators say the pilot tried to correct the plane in the final seven seconds before the crash, but it was just too late. more people hurt in that crash have been released from the hospital this morning. our cameras were rolling as nine victims boarded a bus and left
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san francisco general hospital at about 5:00 this morning. six people right now still listed in critical condition. >> the crash killed two teenage girls from china. this morning their parents are among dozens of victim family members who left china headed toward san francisco. once the coroner meets with the victi victims' families, he plans to release information on how the girls were killed, including how one of them may have been hit by a fire truck responding to the scene. >> this is live at sfo, asiana flight 214 still on the runway. the runway remains closed. the investigation continues trying to figure out what caused this. bob redell has been reporting it's probably a variance of issues that caused this, not only the pilot having issues, but also some engines. we're working to find out exactly what caused it.
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keeping our eye on asiana flight 214. we'll have that update at 11:00 a.m. >> we have a team reporters working the story all day long. that's what's happening "today in the bay." good morning. asiana airlines reveals the pilot was attempti his firstlanding. chaos in egypt. at least 42 people are dead. we'll have a live report. andy murray wins wimbledon, ending a 77 year draught by british men winning the

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