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KTVU sorry for on-air Asiana pilot name blunder

8:42 AM, Jul 13, 2013   |    comments
The wrecked fuselage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 sits in a storage area at San Francisco International Airport on July 12, 2013.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty)
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KTVU Channel 2, a Fox affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, has issued an apology on Friday after an on-air blunder by an anchorwoman that involved fake names of Asiana flight 214 pilots.

"KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board" the flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, co-anchor Tori Campbell told viewers during the noon newscast Friday.

She proceeded to read the names that may have originated as a racially insensitive joke online - "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow"- while a TV graphic displayed the names next to a photo of the charred cabin.

"We made several mistakes when we received this information," KTVU's apology on its website read. "KTVU accepts full responsibility for this mistake."


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