Sunday, July 14, 2013

Local SF TV Pranked on Flight 214 Pilot Names

KTVU Channel 2, a Fox affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, has issued an apology on Friday after an on-air blunder by an anchorwoman that involved fake names of Asiana flight 214 pilots. "We made several mistakes when we received this information," KTVU's apology on its website read. "KTVU accepts full responsibility for this mistake."

The National Transportation Safety Board has also apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.

An Asiana statement said it’s mulling legal measures against both KTVU-TV and the NTSB because the report “badly damaged” the reputation of the airline and its pilots. It didn’t say what legal measures it was considering. Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.


Anonymous said...

Coudnt stop laughing.....

Anonymous said...

very funny!