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US Officials Apologize for Asiana Crash Names Gaffe.

15 Jul

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US officials apologized late Friday for mistakenly confirming false and offensive names identifying the pilots of the Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco last weekend, leaving three dead and scores injured.

Fox network affiliate KTVU news Channel 2 in Oakland identified the pilots in their noon broadcast Friday as “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.”

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KTVU cited the National Transportation Safety Board as their source, but quickly realized the mistake and apologized.

“These names were not accurate despite an NTSB official in Washington confirming them late this morning,” KTVU said.

The NTSB later apologized for the “inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed” as those of the Asiana pilots — and blamed the mistake on an intern.

“In response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when…

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