CNN)—Asiana Airlines is considering legal action against an Oakland television station and the National Transportation Safety Board after an intern at the agency mistakenly confirmed “inaccurate and offensive” names as those of the pilots of ill-fated Flight 214.
The bogus names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as “Something Wrong” and “We Too Low” were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast on Friday.
Hard to believe the newscaster didn’t realize these were made up names while they were being read. Well maybe she did and it was too late to do anything about it. After all, they were supposedly confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board. Equally to blame is the NTSB for not noticing. It seems someone there made a joke that went further than intended.
Watch the actual broadcast here: