July 8th, 2013
11:19 AM ET

Five Dead After Runaway Train Explodes

Authorities plan to pick up the search for 40 missing people today after an unmanned runaway train, pulling 72 tankers filled with crude oil, plowed into the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec before it derailed and exploded.

The fire burned for 36 hours and at least five people were killed.

“Those tankers full of crude oil have finally been extinguished,” CNN's Paula Newton reports. “This means investigators can move in and unfortunately start the grim work of looking for the missing.”

According to The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Company, the cause is unknown but most likely due to a brake failure.

Follow along at CNN.com for developments.

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July 8th, 2013
10:50 AM ET

Alaska plane crash kills 10

Just one day after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco National Airport, the NTSB is investigating another devastating plane crash.

All 10 people on board were killed when a seaplane crashed at a small airport in Alaska at Soldotna Airport on Sunday. The plane went up in flames.

“It's too early to know what caused the plane's crash here,” Rene Marsh reports from CNN’s Washington Bureau. "What’s known is that this particular aircraft is classified as an air taxi."

A briefing is expected from the NTSB shortly.

Follow along at CNN.com as the story develops.

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July 8th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Hasselhoff Surprises "New Day" Anchors

This morning on "New Day," David Hasselhoff surprised CNN’s "New Day" anchors with a live call to discuss his “Thirsty for Love” advertisement for Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend iced coffee. The video has over 150,000 views on YouTube since it debuted two weeks ago.

“You’re supposed to have fun in life, hello!” Hasselhoff says.

When Cuomo asked how people can be more like him, Hasselhoff responded, “I don’t know if you want to be like me…. Wake up. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the day.”

"New Day" airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.

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July 8th, 2013
08:47 AM ET

Moment of Impact: Exclusive Video Shows Flight 214 Crash

“New Day” is covering the latest in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 this morning, from the investigation into the moment of impact, to what can be learned from the crash.

CNN learned that the pilot at the helm of Flight 214 had only 43 hours of experience flying that plane, and was making his first attempt landing the Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport.

“We do know that this pilot had only piloted a 777 nine times in total,” CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez reports from San Francisco. “Though he was a veteran pilot, with about 10,000 hours of flying time, this was considered a training flight.”

While the pilot is in the spotlight this morning, Marquez says investigators are now trying to figure out why and how the plane came in so steep and so slow. Clipping the sea wall, sliding down the runway, and pinwheeling at one point, almost fully vertical, Flight 214 erupted into a cloud of dust and smoke when it crashed.

“Officials say the pilot tried to increase speed seven seconds before impact. At four seconds, the 350-ton-plane's shake stick device jolted violently, a warning the massive jet was going too slowly, stalling," Marquez reports. "Just 1 1/2 seconds before many slamming into the seawall, the pilot called to abort the landing.”

According to NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman maintains, “There is no discussion of any aircraft anomalies or concerns.”

So what went wrong in the plane crash? CNN has obtained exclusive video showing the moment of impact.

Aviation Attorney and former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation Mary Schiavo weighs in on “New Day” to explain it in detail.

“They were going too slow,” Schiavo says based on the video. “They were under the recommended guidelines for the speed of the plane, and they were way too low below what's called the glide path.”

Schiavo says they would have had a chance had they done something at that time.

“When they finally did do the evasive maneuvers or try to give themselves more power at 1.5 seconds, it was too late,” Schiavo says. “There was simply no time.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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