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Landing Gear Fails On Jet; Mass Break In Iraq; Michael Jackson's Mother On The Stand; Benefits Of Breakfast; Growing Up Royal; Roller Coaster Death Investigation

Aired July 23, 2013 - 07:30   ET



CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody. It is Tuesday, July 23rd. I'm Chris Cuomo in New York and the NEW DAY queen is elsewhere.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Hello, my dear. I'm Kate Bolduan live in London where the Brits are going baby crazy. We'll have the very latest on Will and Kate's new arrival including some of the eye opening perks the future king of England will enjoy being born into a world of wealth and privilege isn't such a bad thing -- Chris.

CUOMO: Not at all. I hope you bring us back some of those coins. I know they are only for the kids who are born on this day, but you can figure something out.

BOLDUAN: Larceny, really?

CUOMO: I said figure it out. It's not stealing. Gees. Who is the lawyer here in the first place?

Also, we have some news from back here as well. We want to bring you in on the latest on this investigation into the roller coaster. It's being done by Six Flags. So there are some concerns about what kind of oversight there is and when are they going to get the answers. Now we hear another roller coaster has been closed so we want to find out about this other headlines as well. Let's get to you with what you have for us -- Michaela.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Let's take a look right now. Investigators actually want to know what went wrong during that very scary landing. We're going to show it to you. You can see a shower of sparks as Southwest Airlines passenger plane skidded along the runway yesterday at New York's LaGuardia Airport. You can the reaction of the people inside the terminal. The flight from Nashville was carrying 150 people. At least ten of them were injured. Passengers say they had no warning what was coming.


ALAN RADFORD, PASSENGER: It just landed, strong boom. You could tell something hit very, very hard, was sitting right over the wings. I didn't realize that the front of the wheels had come done at that point until we came to a start and then you realized we were tilted. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Any warning at all?

RADFORD: None whatsoever.


PEREIRA: None whatsoever. The NTSB is now investigating what may have caused that 737 landing gear to fail.

To Iraq now, two deadly jail breaks may have been an inside job. Hundreds of prisoners from Abu Ghraib including several high ranking members of al Qaeda were busted out from behind bars. Nick Paton Walsh joins us from Amman, Jordan with details -- Nick.

NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Michaela, a coordinated, sophisticated assault in two jails. One seems to have got away from infamous Abu Ghraib in Central Baghdad. The victim overwhelmed, it seems by a complicated assault. There's that video, very dark, but you can hear the gun fire. It seems like a car bomb, al Qaeda suicide bombers, militants with heavy weapons, rocket propelled grenades attacked the prison killing a number of guards.

But also letting out hundreds of inmates including key al Qaeda linked senior militant leaders. The real worry of course now for the Iraqi government is these men behind bars or some reports put there by American forces when they were there will go back to the ranks of battling the government there and increasing sectarian violence, which is mirroring what's happening in Syria, really draggling the Middle East into a regional conflict here -- Michaela.

PEREIRA: Brazen and concerning. Nick Paton Walsh, thank you so much.

Michael Jackson's mother, Catherine Jackson, wrapping up two days of emotional testimony at the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles. The Jackson family matriarch bristled at questioning from AEG's lawyers about her son and drugs. She said she didn't realize Michael's "Dangerous" tour was cut short in 1993 so that he could go to rehab for a pain killer addiction. She said he denied of using the medication even after some of her children told her he had a problem. The Jacksons are suing AEG Live for billions of dollars claiming the concert promoter is liable for Michael Jackson's death.

Yet another reason to not start off your day on an empty stomach, Harvard researchers say having breakfast may help keep you from having a heart attack. They studied 45 to 82 year old men and found those who skipped breakfast showed a 27 percent increase in heart attacks and coronary heart disease. Even though the study was done on older men, researchers say the results will likely apply to the broader population.

CUOMO: Now what's that about? You're showing bacon and the heart survey at the same time?

PEREIRA: This is the thing. We should be showing maybe some fruit and low-fat granola and yogurt.

CUOMO: All I see is that Michaela Pereira said eat bacon and you won't have a heart attack.

PEREIRA: I did not say eat bacon.

CUOMO: That's all I'm saying. The picture tells the story, ladies and gentlemen. Let me know what you think, tweet me.

PEREIRA: You're a saint, you really are. I tell you.

BOLDUAN: You're so sweet. You guys have some more fun. Chris, be nice. Please play nice and I'll take it from here. Almost every day on average they say here in the U.K. more than 2,000 babies are born. Well, Monday only one of those has commanded the world's attention and we don't even know his name yet, but we know this baby Cambridge begins a life of unimaginable royal wealth and privilege. One that proves it's good to be the future king.


BOLDUAN (voice-over): Most babies born into the world feel pretty content with a warm blanket and regular supply of milk. But a certain new addition to planet earth and one with royal blood is set to enjoy a few extra perks.

KATIE NICHOLL, ROYAL AUTHOR: In terms of luxury, glamour and lifestyle, it will be a baby that will never want for anything. It's a baby that's going to be raised in palaces, have chefs and a team of people really to look after him.

BOLDUAN: She's not kidding. Some of the perks will include access to five castles, three protection officers, a fleet of royal vehicles and three royal nurseries. Not so bad for someone who was just born.

DR. KATE WILLIAMS, ROYAL HISTORIAN: It's a tiny baby, but it's destined to be one of the richest people in the world. The queen is one of the richest people in Britain, one of the richest people in the world. Not only does she have liquid cash, she's also got incredible houses, fantastic art, antiques, and horses. She's has a huge amount of wealth. She's one of the biggest land owners of Britain and that's the wealth this baby is having into.

BOLDUAN: Princess Diana took her own small children around the world with her and this baby boy is bound to be living the same jet set lifestyle.

NICHOLL: This is an HRN and in being HRH, you're not normal.

BOLDUAN: Still, it not all jewels and fairy tales just yet.

WILLIAMS: The baby will not have its own crown quite yet. Certainly the crown itself, the queen's crown is very heavy and weighs nearly as much as the baby itself.

BOLDUAN: Baby Cambridge will have to wait for his own coronation for that.

(END VIDEOTAPE) BOLDUAN: And for more on the royal baby, let's bring in CNN royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, joining me from New York. So Victoria, clearly there are a lot of advantages that come with growing up royal. But there are also a lot of pressures and some disadvantages growing up in such fierce spotlight at times, especially from the very moment you come into the world.

I want to ask you, both William and Kate, they stressed even before pregnancy they want to be as normal as possible. That's what they always try to be as common and normal as possible in their everyday life. What does that tell you about the type of parents that they're going to be?

VICTORIA ARBITER, CNN ROYAL COMMENTATOR: Well, I think William and Kate make no secret about the fact that they want to be as hands on as possible. The idea of being normal is lovely, but as Katie mentioned, once you're an HRH, you are never normal. But at least with this baby being third in line to the throne, they aren't the same pressures. They aren't the same expectations at this point in his life as when Charles became the heir, he was only 3 years old.

So this baby is going to be able to do a lot more things, have a lot more freedom than its predecessors partly because generations change and expectations change. So yes, it is an enormous amount of privilege, but it does come quite a cost.

BOLDUAN: You remember, I mean, Princess Diana was very protective of her sons. That was one thing everyone noted when she was raising them. How do you think that will inform or impact how William then raises his own son?

ARBITER: I think William is going to be really keen to emulate a lot of Diana's qualities in terms of her empathy and sympathy. She was very keen for them to do the things their friends were doing, but she also took them to homeless shelters and AIDS hospitals because she wanted them to see how lucky they were, but also in their position the amount of good work they could do for people less fortunate. So I think William is going to want his child to know that, yes, you are very lucky. You're not going to want for anything, but let's pay this forward to what we can do for other people.

BOLDUAN: Also, I mean, this is the first time that you have an heir to the throne who has on one side of his family, you know commoners. Kate is the first commoner to marry into this family. How do you think that will impact how this baby is raised, kind of the give and take of how the balance of how influential the palace will be and how influential his other side will be?

ARBITER: Well, technically, there has been other commoner. Diana was a commoner. The queen mother was a commoner. They just had fathers that were earls. So perhaps more aristocratic than you (inaudible) I'm sorry to say, Kate, and so the commoner background really is the fact that this is probably the most working class family that has been associated with the royal family since 1028. So I think they're very much going to work to keep this child's feet on the ground to have a close-knit family where there's a lot of support and a lot of love. He'll be having to learn the dishwasher and do his chores and make his bed so that he appreciates the fine things in life.

BOLDUAN: And it all starts with mommy and daddy and as we've seen all along the way so far in this early relationship and this early marriage of Kate and William that they really do things in their own way. It seems that the royal family and everyone around them respect them for that. We'll be watching that closely. All right, Victoria, stick with us. We're going to come back to you, much, much more.

Coming up next on NEW DAY, much more from here in London including more on what Kate can learn from Princess Diana.

Plus other big headlines we're watching. The death of a Texas woman on that Six Flags roller coaster now under investigation, officials want to know exactly what went wrong.

And new this morning, another roller coaster in Texas shut down as a precaution.


CUOMO: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody. The main attraction at Six Flags over Texas, the Texas Giant roller coaster remains shut down as investigators try to determine exactly how a woman fell to her death last week on the amusement park ride. Now another popular roller coaster in Texas has been closed to the public. Rene Marsh is following developments for us there in Arlington, Texas this morning. Good morning, Rene.

RENE MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. You know, you're right. Another roller coaster has been temporarily shut down and it's all because of the deadly accident that happened here at Six Flags in Texas. Now the Iron Rattler, that's in San Antonio at the Six Flag there is. According to Dallas affiliate, WFAA, they've temporarily shut that roller coaster down simply as a precaution because it is the built the same way as this roller coaster here that's under investigation. It is a hybrid made of both wood and steel.

In the meantime, the investigation continues and we know that the German company that manufactured the cars on this roller coaster, they will be helping in the investigation.


MARSH (voice-over): The medical examiner says 52-year-old Rosie Esparza died from multiple traumatic injuries. The question now what went wrong? Records obtained by CNN showed the ride passed inspection in February. In Texas, the Department of Insurance inspects rides annually and parks must self report incidents. Since 2008, Six Flags reported 14 injuries involving the Texas Giant. Critics think safety loopholes in the amusement park industry puts riders at risk.

Senator Ed Markey is calling for more oversight saying a baby stroller is subject to tougher federal regulation than a roller coaster carrying a child in excess of a hundred miles per hour. Most parks are regulated at the state level and amusement park reps say that's enough. Six Flags' CEO told investors so far the accident hasn't affected attendance.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do want to say, though, that history in this industry would suggest there is a lag in reaction time after an accident.

MARSH: So how safe are roller coasters nationwide and could a deadly accident happen again? Coaster enthusiasts and hosts of Travel Channel's "Roller Coaster Wars" Rodd Alvey believes the rides are largely safe. He's been on the Texas Giant 20 times. At 250 pounds, he says the extreme force lifted him off his feet.

RODD ALVEY, ROLLER COASTER ENDORSER AND ENTHUSIAST: So you'll feel kind of being jostled left and right and sort of lifted out of your seat, but not at all to a point that I would have felt unsafe.


MARSH: All right, well, that man has been on some 1,500 roller coasters. So we asked him about those lap bars and how effective they are. And he said that a person's shape could impact how effective and how well that they work. He said if someone was very top heavy or had a very large mid-section, it may not be as secure. Chris, Michaela, back to you.

CUOMO: All right, Rene, thank you very much for the reporting. You know, I just can't get past the idea that even though there's state oversight that there's no real government oversight of figuring out that these things are safe and that the Six Flags company has to work and there's --

PEREIRA: It is troubling especially when you think about in the summer, families and people flock there, groups of school children, you'd think that safety would be a number one priority.

CUOMO: Right. It's not the bumper cars. I mean, the things are inherently dangerous. So hopefully there's some progress here and we figure out how this all gets done. What do you think? Let us know, get to social media. You can always get us really quickly here on NEW DAY.

We're going to take a break, when we come back, an investigation is underway into that hard landing by a Southwest jet in New York. You're looking at it right now. What caused that front landing gear to fail?

PEREIRA: And another big story, eyes back to London. There's the queen. Good morning, your honor, your highness, really. Honor is different. The royal family has got some interesting merchandise branded to them. Kate's going to hit the streets of London to find out some of the things that are available.

CUOMO: I have a collection of waving queen dolls.


PEREIRA: He's dancing, Kate. He's dancing. BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everyone. Who's dancing? I'm not dancing.


BOLDUAN: He's always dancing, dancing to his own beat.

CUOMO: Please continue.

BOLDUAN: They called it the Kate effect when they got married, might call it the baby Cambridge effect, we might call it. Sometimes there's a point to the merchandise and fun stuff you find. Sometimes there really isn't. This would be his great grandmother, the queen, and you might ask how does she keep waving her hand so much? It's a solar panel in her purse right here.

PEREIRA: No way.

CUOMO: Bad information on the bobble hand.

BOLDUAN: It's a bobble hand.

PEREIRA: Bobble glove.

BOLDUAN: With a little assist from the solar panel. Some of this merchandise makes sense like, you know, pacifiers, onesies. This is just fun.

CUOMO: Give us a voice impersonation what you think the queen would say.

BOLDUAN: You really want to set me up to be on some blooper reel, don't you, don't you? I'll accept the challenge. My dear child. You're so cute. That is atrocious. Even I don't even like it. All right, I will make my paper do that and you know what that means, we're going to do some teases.

Coming up next on NEW DAY, everybody. A lot going on, a lot from London, we're going to keep following all the developments here as well as a lot of other headlines that we are watching around the country.

A terrifying plane landing caught on camera. We're going to show you more of this Southwest flight gone wrong and we are going to hear from passengers who were onboard when it crash landed.

Plus, he is the most famous baby in the world, as you know, and he doesn't even know it yet himself and he doesn't even have a name. When will the world get its first glimpse of Will and Kate's young prince? We'll have the answer to these pressing questioning the top of the hour.


BOLDUAN: This morning, waiting for the prince. We're live in London as the entire world waits to see the royal arrival. We have details on the world's newest prince.

CUOMO: Emergency landing. New video of a Southwest's flight hard landing, sparks flying, passengers terrified, some injured. We hear from those onboard.

PEREIRA: Punishable offense? The officer who took these photos of the Boston bombing suspect surrendering, faces a hearing today, his job is in jeopardy, a city rallying in support.

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY continues right now.