SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines says its reputation was damaged by a report on a San Francisco TV station that used bogus names for four pilots on its plane that crashed last week that were a play on Asian names and that it is considering legal action.
An anchor for KTVU-TV read the racially offensive names on the air Friday before apologizing for the error after a break. The National Transportation Safety Board has apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.
An Asiana statement Sunday said that the KTVU-TV report “badly damaged” the reputation of the airline and its pilots.
It didn’t say what legal measures Asiana is considering. KTVU TV 2 is a FOX affiliated station based in Oakland, Calif.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.