Monday, July 15th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Asiana Airlines charged on Sunday (July 14th) that its reputation was damaged by a report on a San Francisco TV station that used fake, racially offensive names for four pilots on its plane that crash-landed earlier this month in the California city and is considering legal action.
An anchor for KTVU-TV read the offensive names on the air Friday, while a graphic showed the fake names listed next to a photo of the burned-out plane. The news anchor apologized after a break. The National Transportation Safety Board has also apologized, saying a summer intern mistakenly confirmed the names of the flight crew. Asiana said it’s considering legal action against both KTVU
and the NTSB because the report, quote, “badly damaged” the reputation of the airline and its pilots.