tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS July 10, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT
with a big rig on 80 in emeryville around 1:00 near powell street. oil spilled from the big rig. chp says both drivers were able to get out before the fire and no one was injured. and this is how things look right now. let's take a look. the right lanes of eastbound i- 80 just reopened a few minutes ago after crews cleaned up that oil spill. investigators are still looking into what caused the crash. we're going to traffic now. i think it's cleaned up but earlier it was a mess, liz. >> for nearly 4 hours they had to close some or all the freeway. it was going against the commute but traffic stacked up. again the direction was eastbound 80 by powell street. fortunately within the last couple of minutes they were able to reopen lanes clean up the oil spill. it happened just outside a construction zone. no injuries, both drivers got out. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. in the meantime, let's check the forecast with lawrence. yesterday we peaked with
the heat. now we're watching things cool down. low clouds and fog surging onshore. the temperatures still fairly mild in the 50s and the 60s. cooler days are ahead. we'll have more on that coming up. here's what we know about the deadly plane crash at sfo. the pilots of asiana flight 214 were not tested for drugs or alcohol after the accident. we also found out the two flight attendants were actually thrown, ejected, from the plane at impact. the coroner ned the parents of 16-year-old ye ming yaun -- informed the parents of 16-year- old ye ming yaun has she may have been run over by responding emergency -- that she may have been run over by responding emergency vehicles. investigators want to know if something went wrong with the auto throttle equipment similar to cruise control. kpix 5's allen martin explains how pilots depended on it to maintain the proper speed for landing. reporter: the crew told
investigators they set the plane's auto throttles to 137 knots then assumed they would maintain the correct speed. >> we have a flying pilot and we have two other pilots that are in the cockpit and they have a monitoring function. one of the very critical things that needs to be monitored on an approach to landing is speed. >> reporter: three pilots were in the cockpit at the time of the crash. the flying pilot, the one who was training, was sitting in the left hand seat. his supervisor was in the right hand seat. >> this was the first time that he and the flying pilot that he was instructing had flown together. >> reporter: the instructor pilot told investigators the plane was too high when they passed 4,000 feet. >> at about 500 feet, he realized that they were low. he reported seeing three red and one white. he told the pilot to pull back. >> reporter: at about 200 feet he noticed the auto throttles were not maintaining speed and
attempted a go-around. he went to push the throttles forward but the flying pilot had already done so and by then, it was too late to recover. just 1 1/2 seconds before the crash, the pilot attempted to aboard the landing. on impact, the aircraft ballooned, yawed left and went into a 360-degree spin. >> two of the flight attendants in the rear of the aircraft were ejected. they were found down the runway and off to the side of the runway. >> reporter: allen martin, kpix 5. >> those two flight attendants survived. one of the pilots was also injured but was treated and later released. kpix 5's christin ayers gives us a new perspective about flying into sfo. she spoke with a man who knows what it's like to guide those planes in. reporter: this man was an air traffic controller for 26 years. he retired from sfo just days
before asiana flight 214 crashed. >> i have had nightmares about something like this happening. >> reporter: since the crash, he has spoken to the air traffic controller in the tower at the time. >> asiana 214 heavy emergency vehicles are responding. we have everyone on their way. >> the guys in the tower and tapes i heard they did a pretty good job up there. really proud of what they did. >> reporter: pong says sfo is one of the most challenging airports for an air traffic controller. >> it is harder. it's a complex runway situation. and you have to be on your game. >> reporter: at most airports, runways are parallel. at sfo, the runways intersect. only one air traffic controller can work at a time and that person must keep the planes a full mile apart. >> we don't let planes get close. the safety factor is high, whatever we do. >> reporter: that means frequently aborting landings in what is known as a go around. it's a move the pilot on flight
214 tried a second and a half before crashing. >> i have never seen that, starting a go-around that late. as you can see, it was too late. >> reporter: what happened next he says was unfathomable. >> you don't hear pilots landing short because they are generally able to recognize if they're low and they take corrective actions. >> reporter: it didn't happen in time on 214. and pong still can't imagine why. >> i worked at sfo for many years and i have never seen anything like that before. so very unusual. >> reporter: much has been made of the fact that that glide slope system, the system which guides planes in when they're trying to land, was not working. pong says even under those conditions a pilot should be able to land safely at this airport. christin ayers kpix 5. the wreckage of asiana flight 214 can still be seen alongside the runway and that's what some passengers are seeing
when they land at sfo. asiana's president and ceo flew over the debris when his plane landed next to the destroyed 777. kpix 5's joe vazquez shows us it wasn't the only overwhelming scene he had to deal with. reporter: just after noon, the president of asiana airlines touches down. his plane landing on the parallel runway next to the burned up fuselage three days after the crash. inside the airport the ceo in the glasses and green tie at first looks like he is going to talk to reporters. back in korea he apologized in front of cameras for the crash that killed two and injured dozens. he charged right into the media scrum and just keeps walking at which point chaos. photographers start swarming him. >> hey, everybody get over! make room! >> reporter: the media mob closes ranks asking questions. the ceo and the officers
guarding him feel trapped. >> get back! >> reporter: it's a frenzy. the cops are not happy. one police officer starts shoving cameras to make room. photographers are stuck in a stampede. yun walks back the way he came. police officers hustle him back to an area not accessible to journalists. yun didn't make any public statements. he was planning to meet with family members and flight crewmembers but if they happened it was away from the public and media. we were told the president of the airline might be meeting with some of the passengers here at the crowne plaza hotel. 3, 2, 1. now, we were told the president of the airline might be meeting with passengers here at the crowne plaza hotel. but when we asked about it, we were chased away by security personnel. the tension between the airline and the media continues. in burlingame, joe vazquez, kpix 5. tomorrow night we'll present a special report, the stories of the extraordinary actions of those who saved
lives that thursday night at 7:00 on kpix 5. and starting today, you can now fly from the bay area to tokyo 7 days a week. all nippon airways is using the boeing 787 dreamliner for the daily flights between san jose and tokyo. they leave at 1:05 and arrive at tokyo at 4:10 p.m. the senate is set to vote on whether student loan rates will be lowered this week. tara mergener with lawmakers who can't agree on how to make higher education a little more affordable. reporter: congressmen walked out of the capital for their 4th of july break with some unfinished business. beginning july 1, the interest rates on new student loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% impacting 7 million college
students this year. today the senate votes on a proposal that keeps the rate at 3.4% for a year. there's one catch. >> i know they are not going to vote to simply extend this current law for 6 months. >> reporter: the battle over student loan interest rates pits house speaker john boehner against senate majority leader harry reid. >> the house has done its job. >> reporter: house republicans passed a bill that ties the student loan rate to the us treasury borrowing cost plus 2.5%. as rates rise, so does the cost of education, up to a max of 8.5%. >> what they have done over there is worse for students than doing nothing. >> reporter: democratic senator joe manchin working with republicans has proposed a similar plan with one key difference. it won't use the savings to pay down the nation's debt. >> in this bipartisan group, we all agree that profits should not be made on the backs of students trying to go to school. that's a big difference.
>> reporter: but majority leader reed says he won't introduce in this bill that ties student loan rates to the market. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> house republicans will push for tighter border security during today's talks on immigration reform. the senate has passed an immigration reform bill with bipartisan support but house republicans say they want to create their own bill. so far they can't agree on who should be allowed to apply for citizenship among illegal immigrants. time now 4:40. let's check the weather. is it going to be warmer today? >> no! we are cooling down. >> that's good. >> yes. >> 90 and triple digits showing up inland. now we have more low clouds and fog dropping the temperatures. we have some cloudy skies out over the bay right now. the temperatures running in the 50s a few mild 60s in toward livermore. 57 in san jose right now. by the afternoon, yeah, not as warm. yesterday really the peak of the heat. 101 in livermore.
today we are going to watch these temperatures dropping off as much as 1 to 13 degrees cooler all around the bay area and we'll continue to drop. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we want to take you back to emeryville. it was the scene of a fiery crash this morning. everything is completely back to normal after a traffic alert shut down the freeway. some of it or all of it for nearly 4 hours. it was in the eastbound direction by the powell street exit. as you can see, those taillights are flowing. a van versus big rig, car caught fire, no injuries, no delay to the morning drive. san mateo bridge, the san mateo bridge is flowing nicely this morning. here's a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delay this morning getting into san francisco. that is your latest traffic. back to you. >> thank you. time now 4:41. have you gotten your tickets for the america's cup yet?
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california say want to silee that sound. folks in long beach say the ice cream tru music is a d some people down in southern california say they want to silence that sound. folks in long beach say the ice cream truck music is a daily irritant. they want to ban it, believe it or not. the city council offered a compromise by agreeing to regulate how loud drivers could play their music. >> it's a quality of life issue. i don't know anybody who goes looking for a neighborhood to move into because they have a parade of ice cream trucks. >> the music is important for us because when we are on the street, the kids they listen the music and excited. >> the proposed ordinance would
mean an ice cream truck driver may lose his license if he gets too many noise complaints. well, there you go. i used to love hearing the ice cream truck. >> no kidding! >> the ice cream man? >> it was a great thing in the afternoon. out there playing with your friends, hear the music, everybody scrambling throughout. >> especially on days like today around the bay area. some summer days and yeah some beautiful weather outside. today we're seeing a big change though. much cooler air beginning to surge onshore. some low clouds and fog also making its way onshore. some more drizzle along the coastline, as well. and temperatures mainly in the 50s. couple of low 60s outside. by the afternoon not as hot today, still you will see some low 90s inland, 70s inside the bay and 60s lingering with fog at the coast. high pressure starting to retrograde. you see some of the monsoonal moisture wrapping around that. a few clouds likely to move across our skies but a cooler weather pattern over the next few days. talking about 90 in some of the interior valleys.
high temperatures this afternoon into san jose 82 degrees. 91 morgan hill, 78 mountain view, 61 and patchy fog into pacifica. 80s and 90s in many east bay locations. so we'll cool the temperatures down today and i think more so over the next couple of days. inside the bay you will see 60s and low 70s into oakland. as we look toward the next few days, we are going to cool down those temperatures. then some slight warming over saturday and sunday. but really no major changes in the forecast the next five to seven days. very nice weather pattern out there, liz. >> it is. especially inland, looks nice. thanks, lawrence. let's go to our maps. everything is quiet. we have one accident but it is going against the commute in pittsburg. main lines. freeway in antioch look good heading out of the antioch towards concord. in fact, all your major drive times this morning are still all in the clear if you are coming down westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. the nimitz and the eastshore freeway now of course we had
that earlier traffic alert involving that big rig and another van that was eastbound 80 but westbound 80 looks good as well down into berkeley. let's go outside show you a couple of our live traffic cameras. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. not as much fog this morning so visibility shouldn't be an issue. you can see a couple of headlights there. they should be doing the lane changes shortly. and out towards the east bay now, 880 in oakland, not seeing our usual roadwork here either. southbound looks good. back to you guys. the america's cup racing is under way and if you still want to get a good seat, mike sugerman says no worries. there are plenty. reporter: >> don't forget, america's cup! it's that way. >> reporter: even after all the hype, publicity, controversy -- >> no one here. why is nobody here? >> reporter: -- there doesn't appear to be many people here. you seen people? >> a few. nice to have more people out
here. >> remember, we've only got one boat here. >> reporter: that's the sound of one boat racing. this is the result. >> we have three beautiful big screens where you can watch live coverage and live commentary. >> reporter: don't come hungry. most of the food stands are closed. plenty of places to buy cocktails though. >> you have a race that's a preliminary with one boat going around the track. >> reporter: the head of the external affairs for america's cup is quick to point out that even with no competition sunday, with the italian boat protesting proposed rules, they got 30,000 people. not so much today on this first weekday of racing with new zealand again racing itself. >> i think as we get further into july and august we'll have more people coming every day. >> reporter: that may be. but for those who were counting on crowds to make some money, including the city of san francisco, counting bon $13 million in sales tax, it is a
disappointment so far. >> i'm not seeing the promise that it was billed as, as a huge, you know, once in a lifetime event coming to san francisco. >> reporter: maybe people don't realize it's free. it is. organizers refunded tens of thousands of tickets to those pavilion seats after the swedish boat artemis crashed. next race is thursday and if you can find someone to take a bet you have an absolutely winner with the italian team. it has no competition. along the waterfront, mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> crowds are expected saturday this weekend when two teams are supposed to be racing. new this morning, a man was stabbed to death at a san jose homeless shelter overnight. we have live pictures from the scene here. police say two men were fighting at the julian street inn about midnight. the suspect is in custody. this was san jose's 26th homicide this year. coyotes are taking over a saratoga neighborhood. kiet do on why the wildlife is getting too close to people.
reporter: michael metz says they were once part of the charge of living in saratoga. now it's more like a horror movie. >> they're not just attacking pets but they are attacking people. >> reporter: santa clara county set out a trap like this one after neighbors reported several episodes involving packs of coyotes. like the time four of them surrounded mike's dog in his backyard. he says the animals roam the area at all times of day, killed three cats, dog and dozen chickens and terrified neighbors on eight occasions. >> i heard a jogger go by. the next thing i heard, coyotes yelping. there were coyotes chasing this guy down the street. >> reporter: what did you do when you saw the coyotes? >> i turned around and went the other way. >> reporter: this person says the coyotes are approaching humans because they are likely being hand fed. and it's not too late to train the coyotes to fear people again. >> people are inadvertently causing these animals to think
they run the show there because people are very passive these days. they need to learn to work with nature. they need to learn to be human again. we didn't survive by turning our backs on predators. >> reporter: state law says any coyotes that are caught must be euthanized. are you okay with that? >> you know, i was saddened by it when i first heard it until i realized that it's my dog and my daughter and my neighbors or the coyotes. and you know, it's unfortunate but i don't see any other way around it. >> reporter: kiet do, kpix 5. >> if you see a coyote, you're supposed to throw a rock or swing a stick especially if one is following you. that way you can show them who is in charge. 4:51. move over, open table and delivery.com. a another popular company is joining in the online reservations game. >> and it already bans plus sized clothing and now abercrombie & fitch is saying adieu to a certain color. we'll tell you when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
time to check your microclimate forecast. pittsburg, 89 degrees, tomorrow a little cooler. >> checking the bridges and other roads around the bay area, they are doing lane changes that's what those flashing lights across the golden gate bridge. no delay across the bay bridge toll plaza and our milpitas and san mateo bridge cameras both moving at the limit. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. plus sized women's clothing isn't the only thing abercrombie & fitch refuses to sell. it apparently won't make anything in black either. the retailer told business insiders the color doesn't fit with its casual image. employees can't even wear black if they come to work. the ceo recently made waves by saying only thin cool kids belong in his clothes. tesla motors will replace oracle on the nasdaq 100 index. tesla stock hit an all-time
high of nearly $125 yesterday. oracle said last month that it was moving its stock listing to the new york stock exchange. silicon valley-based company is the world's best performing automotive stock this year. shares quickly jumped in march when tesla predicted that the model s sales would reach 21,000 units this year. and yelp is expanding services and joining forces with eat 24 and delivery.com. consumers will now be able to order food for delivery or pick up on the yelp site. yelp has already partnered with open table to let users book reservations. 4:55. coming up, huge flames shutting down a major freeway in the east bay. the crash that caused some big delays before sunrise coming your way. >> reporter: was it an equipment malfunction or pilot error? a lot of questions this morning about what exactly doomed asiana flight 214. we have a live report. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald a very long night for the prosecution, defense and jury in the george zimmerman trial. the unexpected setting that left the courtroom in the dark. >> i'm cate caugiran live in the newsroom. we are getting a firsthand account of what happened during that asiana flight 214 crash. >> it was the peak of the heat. now we start to cool down. how much more can we go?
we'll talk about that coming up. a crash in antioch blocking one lane. more coming up. good morning. it's wednesday, july 10. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is about 5:00. >> we're ready for a cooldown. >> temperatures dropping off. yesterday the peak of the heat. now the temperatures coming down across the board today. low clouds and fog beginning to surge onshore. even some drizzle out at the coastline early on this morning. temperatures starting out not all that bad this morning in the 50s and the 60s at this hour. this afternoon, we'll have changes. yesterday we topped out at a warm 66. our traffic producer thought that was very hot in san francisco. we'll cool down. 101 in livermore. 11 degrees cooler this afternoon and 80 in santa rosa. we'll have more on the weather
coming up. thanks. outside right now we still have this one hotspot. it's a problem spot. westbound 4 at loveridge coming into pittsburg. we are seeing slowdowns in the commute direction in antioch. eastbound 80 in powell in emeryville a crash shut down the freeway for hours. it was going against the commute but caused backups. easy commute westbound clear 19 minutes also delay-free through westbound 580 through the altamont pass and up and down the nimitz freeway, as well. we have a little bit of overnight roadwork in lanes. eastbound 580 approaching north greenville and we are beginning to see delays coming out of tracy. that is traffic, back to the desk. we'll have more on the big crash on i-80 this morning. a huge fireball on the highway near emeryville after a van and