The NTSB said late Friday that an intern had confirmed to a California news station the fake names of the pilots aboard the crashed Asiana flight in San Francisco, sparking an outcry in the national media and prompting an on-air apology from the station.
“The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6,” the NTSB said in a statement released Friday night.
Here is how it was covered on KTVU. Oh my.
- NTSB apologizes for ‘inaccurate and offensive’ Asiana pilot names (upi.com)
- No, These Racist ‘Asian’ Names Aren’t Really the Pilots of Asiana Flight 214 (theatlanticwire.com)
- NTSB: Intern confirmed false crew names in to Asiana crash (cnn.com)