Bay area television station KTVU on Friday falsely reported the names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Flight 214 as racially offensive epithets. During KTVU’s noon newscast, the news anchor read the four names off the teleprompter, citing confirmation from a National Transportation Safety Board official in Washington, D.C.

The NTSB just released a press release also apologizing for the erroneous names of the Asiana pilots and stated that “a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority” to confirm the names of the four pilots of the aircraft.

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The NTSB has again confirmed that they have not released the names of the crewmembers or individuals involved in the tragic crash. “We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today’s incident,” the statement read. “Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated.”


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