Asiana Airlines to file lawsuit against TV station

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:24pm

South Korea-based Asiana Airlines says it is taking legal action against a San Francisco TV station.

Station KTVU broadcast "inaccurate and offensive" names of the pilots of flight 214 on Friday during its noon newscast.

The boeing triple-7 crash landed at San francisco International Airport last weekend.

Three passengers were killed and dozens injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board says a summer intern mistakenly confirmed the names.

The bogus names phonetically spelled out phrases like "something wrong" and "we too low".

The airline issued a statement calling KTVU's report "demeaning" and says it's "reviewing possible legal action" against the station and the NTSB.

The statement also says the news report damaged the reputation of the 4 pilots and the company.

Both KTVU and the NTSB have apologized for the embarrassment.


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