NTSB apologizes for intern erroneously confirming Asiana pilot names
A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names.
KTVU-TV co-anchor Tori Campbell read the racially offensive names on the air Friday. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned out plane.
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After a break, Campbell apologized for the error. She said a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official confirmed the names to the station.
Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.
The NTSB also apologized and said a summer intern "acted outside the scope of his authority" when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.
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Flight 214 crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring dozens.