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tonight, the plane crash in texas, going up in flames. how did the passengers and crew survive? the flight from houston to boston crashing during takeoff, engulfed in flames. 21 passengers and crew onboard, including a 10-year-old child, escaping the flaming wreckage. surveillance showing the md-87 speeding down the runway just moments before. also tonight, the major news coming in on boosters in this country. what the fda is now saying about mixing and matching when you get your booster. and in particular, if you got the one-shot johnson & johnson vaccine, tonight, what a new study shows if you get a different booster, pfizer or moderna. what they saw in the antibodies. and news tonight on this new delta sub-variant fueling this new surge in the uk. and now seen in at least five states here in the u.s.
tonight in haiti, the americans kidnapped including children. the fbi now making contact with the violent gang suspected. reports that gang is demanding $17 million in ransom. marcus moore on the ground in haiti. there is breaking news coming in involving north korea as we come on the air. state-run media tonight reporting they have now test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile. the fbi raiding two homes today, one in new york city, the other in washington, d.c. both linked to a russian oligarch. tonight, his alleged ties to vladimir putin and former trump campaign manager paul manafort. at this hour, house lawmakers who are investigating the january 6th capitol attack now moving to recommend charging steve bannon with criminal contempt. a freshman in college dying and police now investigating the alcohol-related death in yet another fraternity house. your money. and tonight, how the nationwide supply shortage will effect
millions of americans at the checkout. what proctor & gamble is now saying tonight about price hikes and we go down the list. the disgraced lawyer considered a person of interest after his wife and son were murdered. what a judge decided today. and the remarkable images, escaping a herd of bison at yellowstone. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin tonight with that plane crash in texas, flying from houston to boston, the private plane with 21 people onboard, heading down the runway when something went terribly wrong, crashing through a fence, erupting into flames. these are the images as they came in today. the md-87 completely engulfed in flames by the time first responders arrived. a thick cloud of black smoke over the wreckage. 18 passengers and three crew
members all escaping that burning plane. tonight, one passenger says she was shaking in shock after jumping on the inflatable slide and then running from the wreckage. one very relieved first responder tonight saying upon learning everyone got out, "it was an awesome feeling." tonight, many questions remain. why did the pilots choose to abort takeoff at high speed? the ntsb on the scene and abc's zohreen shah also near the scene outside houston tonight. >> reporter: tonight, thick black smoke billowing into the sky, flames engulfing this passenger plane, crashing after trying to take off from houston's executive airport. >> i do have visual of a plane that's fully engulfed. >> reporter: that wreckage, yards from the end of the airport runway. first responders racing to the field to put out the fire. >> what it appears is that that plane has virtually disintegrated. >> reporter: chelsea alfaro, with a nearby road crew, calling 911. >> i was sitting here and i saw in the rearview mirror, i just felt like a boom and it was a big orange explosion.
>> reporter: miraculously, all 21 people onboard, 18 passengers, the youngest just 10 years old, and three crew escaping from the fiery cabin. only two people suffering minor injuries. just before takeoff, everything appears normal. the mcdonnell douglas md-87 is seen taxiing on the tarmac. soon barreling down that runway, captured here just moments before the crash. >> the airplane rolled down the runway, struck an actual fence and from there became disabled. >> reporter: in that runway video, a puff of smoke seen emerging from one of the engines. experts say it's too soon to know whether that had anything to do with the crash. and you can see what appears to be tire tracks extending from the end of the runway to the crash scene. >> it's clear that the pilots were trying to abort this takeoff at some point, but the real question is is why were they not able to stop in time and why did they abort so late?
that's what's going to be pansw recorders. >> reporter: our station ktrk reporting the plane was heading to boston for game four of the american league championship series between the houston astros and the boston red sox. those passengers lucky to be alive. >> no one's deceased, and man, that is an awesome feeling for us right now as first responders. >> reporter: and david, one passenger telling "the houston chronicle" that when that plane finally stopped, everyone yelled to get out. she felt shaky and shocked coming down that evacuation slide and finally running away from that burning jet. david? >> wow. when you see that wreckage, just a miracle everyone got out okay. zohreen, thank you. we're going to turn now to the major news tonight on boosters. the fda is now signaling they will approve mixing and matching booster vaccines. the cdc usually following suit. they will debate this in meetings scheduled for tomorrow and thursday. now the fda will likely recommend getting the same booster as your original vaccine, but that mixing and matching, if that's what's available, that's okay.
and in particular, if you got the one-shot johnson & johnson vaccine, tonight, what a new study shows if you then get a different booster, pfizer or moderna. what they saw in the antibodies. here's abc's erielle reshef tonight. >> reporter: tonight, an expected green light from the fda could be hours away for some americans who want to mix vaccines by boosting their original vaccine with a different brand. a source telling abc news, regulators will still likely recommend people get the same vaccine branch for their booster shot, but it won't be required. >> we now know that j&j wanes more quickly than the mrna vaccines and being able to give more options to patients is important. >> reporter: there is some evidence that people who got the one-shot johnson & johnson vaccine may benefit more from a booster with an mrna vaccine. a limited study looking at antibodies, which is just one measure of protection, found that an extra shot of the same johnson & johnson vaccine boosted antibodies by four times. but when j&j was boosted with pfizer, antibodies jumped 35 times and 76 times after a boost with moderna. some who got the j&j vaccine still want to stick with it for
their booster shot. >> i'd rather stay with one course and just keep it that way. >> reporter: vaccinations are driving cases down across the country. but in ten states with colder climates, as more people spend time inside, cases and hospital admissions are climbing again. >> i really do not want to see another horrific fall/winter wave like we saw last year, and i think it's possible. >> reporter: and tonight, experts are calling for more aggressive study of new variants. a descendant of delta, ay.4.2, now makes up at least 6% of cases in the uk where covid deaths just hit their highest point since march. researchers here in the u.s are using genomic sequencing to identify and track new variants. >> from the data that i've seen, cases of ay.4.2 have been seen in about five states, maybe about seven cases total. >> reporter: 99% of u.s. cases are delta, but scientists want to know whether this new variant is more transmissible. >> we need to remain vigilant.
whether this variant will turn out to be a problem or not, until this is controlled everywhere in the world, we all remain at risk. >> dr. besser saying remain vigilant and so we will. erielle reshef with us now. erielle, i want to get back to that guidance you reported there expected from the fda on mixing and matching these boosters. you reported the fda likely to say for many, stick with the same vaccine if you can, but that other boosters are just fine. and then this particular study saying if you got the one-shot vaccine, the johnson & johnson vaccine, that you might actually get better results with one of the other boosters, pfizer or moderna. what were the numbers? >> reporter: that's exactly right, david. this study said that the pfizer booster would give 35 times the antibodies, moderna, 76 times. that's compared to the johnson & johnson with four times the
antibodies. the cdc panel is expected to vote and decide on this with the cdc director signing off on it and the recommendations on thursday. david? >> a lot of people watching this %-p we're going to turn next tonight to haiti tonight. the 16 americans and one canadian kidnapped. five children, one is an 8-month-old baby. well tonight, we have learned the fbi has now made contact with this violent gang suspected and that gang reportedly demanding $17 million. $1 million for each of them. abc's marcus moore in haiti tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the violent gang in haiti accused of kidnapping 17 members of a u.s. christian organization, demanding $17 million for their release, $1 million per hostage, according to a senior haitian police official. their demand comes as the fbi makes contact with the 400 mawozo gang who haitian authorities say are holding the group hostage. the rise in violence leading to widespread protests across the
capital. and so this what we've seen here in this part of port-au-prince, where at any moment, people will choose to stop vehicles that are trying to drive up the hill. we tried to drive up the road just earlier and were told to turn around. and so that is a bit of what life is like right now in port-au-prince. people are angry and they want stability in their country. and tonight, we're learning the ages of those 16 americans and one canadian kidnapped. the adults ranging in age from 18 to 48. and among the five children, an 8-month-old baby. the group part of the ohio-based christian aid ministries and was in haiti working on several humanitarian projects, including home rebuilding and teaching school children. before the kidnapping saturday, they had just visited this orphanage that receives support from the organization. so many now praying for their safe return, including father jean milian, who says he and nine others were kidnapped in april by the same gang. they were held for 20 days and then freed. >> even though the time is difficult, but we do not have to lose our hope in god. >> reporter: david, a haitian police official tells us they believe the missionaries and
children are being held somewhere close to port-au-prince. he didn't mention a deadline, but said that negotiations are under way as we speak. david? >> all right, marcus moore in haiti again tonight. thank you, marcus. next this evening, to the images coming in today here in new york city and in washington, d.c. the fbi raiding two homes linked to a russian oligarch. oleg deripaska, an ally of vladimir putin and appearing in the mueller report linked to former trump campaign manager paul manafort. here's our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas now. >> reporter: tonight, the fbi raiding the washington and new york homes associated with a russian oligarch with ties to vladimir putin. the u.s. government continuing to intensify the pressure against oleg deripaska, who the treasury department has previously sanctioned, stating, "deripaska has been investigated for money laundering, and has been accused of threatening the lives of business rivals, illegally wiretapping a government official, and taking
part in extortion and racketeering. there are also allegations that deripaska had linked to russian organized crime." today, the fbi carting out boxes from two properties valued in the millions of dollars. while no charges have been filed, deripaska has faced fbi scrutiny before. former special counsel bob mueller detailing his ties to former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. sources say the case has no ties to former president trump. the treasury department has sanctioned senior russian government officials and oligarchs like deripaska who they claim "benefit from the putin regime and play a key role in advancing russia's malign activities." deripaska has sued the u.s. government, claiming that the sanctions against him are based on nothing but false rumor. his spokesman told russian state media today that those raided moments are not his property. david? >> quite a scene in washington and new york today. pierre, thank you. next tonight here, to the house committee investigating
the january 6th attack on the capitol. tonight, that committee now moving to recommend steve bannon be held in criminal contempt for defying their subpoena. here's our chief washington correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: tonight, the house january 6th committee voted to recommend criminal charges against trump ally steve bannon, for refusing to cooperate with its investigation into the capitol rye rot. >> mr. bannon stands alone in his defiance of our subpoena. no one in this country, no matter how wealthy or how powerful, is above the law. >> reporter: in a 26-page report, the committee alleges, quote, "bannon had specific knowledge about the events planned for january 6th before they occurred." the report points to bannon's own words on january 5th, the day before the riot. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. just understand this. all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it's going to be moving. it's going to be quick. there's going to be many moving pieces.
>> reporter: bannon told his fans, "this is your time in history." >> it's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen. it's going to be quite extraordinarily different. all i can say is, strap in, you have made this happen and tomorrow, it's game day. >> reporter: bannon says he is refusing cooperate at the direction of trump himself in the name of executive privilege. the right of a president to confidential advice from his aides. this although trump fired bannon, booting him from the white house more than three years before the riot. trump is trying to do everything in his power to stymy this investigation. late yesterday, he actually sued the committee to try to prevent it from getting access to his white house documents. in that lawsuit, trump's lawyers called this investigation a vexati vexatious, illegal fishing expedition. so david, trying to do everything he can to block the investigation. >> slow it down. all right, jon karl live at the capitol with us again tonight. thank you, jon. we're going to turn now to your money tonight and we've been on this story for many nights here, this nationwide supply shortage. and tonight, how this will now effect mills of americans at the checkout. what proctor & gamble is now saying tonight about price hikes and some of the items you'll see
rising prices on fist. here's our chief business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis tonight. >> reporter: tonight, proctor & gamble, maker of tide detergent and crest toothpaste, the latest in a growing list of companies announcing price hikes on many household staples in response to mounting problems with the supply chain. in a call with investors today, the company, which already raised the price of pampers diapers earlier this year, said it is limiting how much some retailers can buy to prevent hoarding and changing up shipping routes to get around bottlenecks. the news comes as a record breaking 100 ships wait to unload at the ports of l.a. and long beach. our martha raddatz showing us right here in recent days what the bottleneck looks like up close. >> there are more than 60 container ships anchored here. normally, there wouldn't be any. and these are the ones we can see. out beyond here, there are dozens more waiting to anchor.
>> reporter: now union pacific railroad joining those ports running 24/7. on monday, the american apparel and footwear association called on the president to "incentivize the use of the national guard and/or utilize naval ports to help unlock port congestion." our cecilia vega pressing the white house. >> are those options? >> i'm not here to take options off the table. but i will say we have made a great deal of progress already. >> reporter: the consequences of the supply chain chaos hitting nearly every industry, even schools. >> it's impacting everything from food items and nonfood items, such as serving trays and plastic ware. the schools are really scrambling to get those kinds of items. >> and rebecca jarvis with us now. when you see those ships still out at sea, you really get it. and people at home are asking what everyone is asking, how long is this going to last? >> reporter: and the bottom line here, david, is that these problems aren't going away any time soon. they're forecast to last into next year and i spoke to a small business owner today who told me the merchandise she expected to have on her shelves for christmas isn't even coming
until february. david? >> all right, rebecca, i know you're going to stay on this for us. thank you. overseas tonight and news involving north korea coming in at this hour. that country releasing images tonight of what they say is their latest missile test. state-run media reporting they have tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, their eighth test fire this year. south korean officials confirming tonight the missile rose 37 miles high, flew 470 miles, landing in the sea of japan. back here at home tonight and three top pediatrics groups declaring a national emergency for children's mental health, saying the pandemic has taken a serious toll. doctors and hospitals seeing a dramatic increase in emergency room visits for mental health issues, including suspected suicide attempts. and that young people are still facing physical isolation, uncertainty, fear and grief. the organization's calling on policymakers to take action to support children and their families now. when we come back here tonight, police investigating the alcohol-related death of a freshman at yet another fraternity house. and then those images
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and big sister aubrey celebrating his last treatment. >> he is officially -- >> free and freedom of cancer. >> reporter: beckett with his mom and dad matthew on their last day at children's medical center plano. doctors now say there are no signs of cancer. >> it's been a long journey. aubrey's been a great trooper. >> and she always stand up for me whenever i had cancer. >> reporter: beckett back in school and little league. his very first hit. and tonight, two years after that difficult image, beckett and his family grateful. >> any other families out there going through cancer, we just want to say, keep up the fight, there's light at the end of the tunnel and, you know, keep your head up, take it one day at a time. >> we are cheering on beckett and his big sister, aubrey, too. good night
as we speak. prepare for wet and windy weather tonight. >> -l just what restaurants are trying to do dealing with this forecast for week. >> -l building are moving forward finding solutions. >> -l this is abc7 news. >> -l we'll begin on storm watch tonight with meteorologist sandia patel. sandia: dan and amia let's take a look at doppler 7. it's a light storm that light doppler 7 is track. it's already beginning to mick:en up our atmosphere. we're starting to see a few drops beginning to come into that region as we widen the picture here. still watching this moisture to start to work towards the bay area. it's well off the coast right now. winds are beginning to gust over
30 miles an hour there on mount st. helena. and mount tam. 8:00 until 4:00, there's a wind advisory. definitely secure any loose objects. windiest spots could be 50 miles an hour or higher the time line showing you by 9:00 p.m., the north bay getting the steady rain. wet weather continues to slide. it's scattered showers. level one, light to moderate rain with the gusty winds. slight chance of showers tonight. we have a level two coming this weekend. amia? -l -- ama? -l ryan curry is in restaurant where is restaurants may have to make some changes. >> -l wall nat