Asiana airlines to sue KTVU

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SEOUL, South Korea – On Monday Asiana announced plans to sue San Francisco TV station KTVU over the airing of racially offensive names for the four pilots on ill-fated flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International airport.

Read: KTVU TV fails to verify Asiana pilot names: Racial joke goes viral

On Friday of last week a KTVU-TV anchor read the bogus names on the air  and then apologized after a break. The television station continued their apology during their evening news and in a statement.

According to the station, they confirmed the names with the National Transportation Board, who has also apologized for confirming the false names, blaming the gaff on a “summer intern.”

Video of the report has spread widely across the Internet since it was broadcast.

According to Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin the reports seriously damaged the companies reputation and the airliner wants to, “strongly respond to its (KTVU’s) racially discriminatory report.” She went on to confirm they will be filing suit, most likely in U.S. courts.

Asiana has not decided if they will also file suit against the NTSB.


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