Quantcast
Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2013

Oakland TV station apologizes for reading fake, offensive names of pilots from SFO crash on-air

“Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow” –  the pilots from SFO crash?

The National Transportation Safety Board issued its own apology for “inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed” to KTVU Channel 2 as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport.

fake pilot names SFO crash Oakland TV stationThe statement said that an NTSB summer intern, in response to the station’s inquiry, “acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.”

NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel made clear that the names “originated at the media outlet” and that the intern — unaware of the offensive names — was “acting in good faith and trying to be helpful” by confirming names he didn’t know.

“The NTSB does not release or confirm the names of crew members or people involved in transportation accidents to the media,” Nantel said.

TVU Channel 2 is apologizing for an on-air gaffe as co-anchor Tori Campbell, announced that “KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board” Asiana flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

She then read from a teleprompter while a TV graphic displayed four fake names that clearly were someone’s idea of a joke.

The first name — “Captain Sum Ting Wong” — may have been a give-away that something really was wrong, but Campbell kept reading… “Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow.”

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

Tags
Displaying 5 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Asiana Airlines might sue TV station, NTSB – amNY | Singaporenewsjournal.com says:

    […] considering legal action over racially offensive fake pilot namesNBCNews.com (blog)TPM -The Global Dispatch -Vancouver Sunall 343 news […]

  2. TV station, NTSB apologize for fake Asiana pilot names – USA TODAY says:

    […] mistake' madeLos Angeles TimesKTVU Apology for Friday Noon reportKTVU San FranciscoThe Global Dispatch -CNN International -CBS Newsall 341 news […]

  3. Should KTVU Be Forgiven For Reading the Racist Asiana Airlines Pilot Names … – SodaHead News | Malaysianewsjournal.com says:

    […] Legal Action Over Fake Pilot NamesTPMSth Korean airline upset over TV prankNew Zealand HeraldOakland TV station apologizes for reading fake, offensive names of pilots from …The Global DispatchMediaite -NBCNews.com (blog) -Vancouver Sunall 341 news […]

  4. Sth Korean airline upset over TV prank – New Zealand Herald | Malaysianewsjournal.com says:

    […] that used …Report: Asiana Airlines Considers Legal Action Over Fake Pilot NamesTPMOakland TV station apologizes for reading fake, o…The Global DispatchWould 'Captain Sum Ting Wong' Please Take The Stand?: Asiana May Sue […]

  5. Sth Korean airline upset over TV prank – New Zealand Herald | Singaporenewsjournal.com says:

    […] that used …Report: Asiana Airlines Considers Legal Action Over Fake Pilot NamesTPMOakland TV station apologizes for reading fake, o…The Global DispatchWould 'Captain Sum Ting Wong' Please Take The Stand?: Asiana May Sue […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Categories

Archives

At the Movies



Pin It