Asiana says TV station damaged its reputation

This image released by the National Transportation Safety Board Sunday, July 7, 2013, shows NTSB workers near the Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Flight 214 aircraft. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)
This image released by the National Transportation Safety Board Sunday, July 7, 2013, shows NTSB workers near the Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Flight 214 aircraft. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

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.

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