Tag: KTVU-TV

ASIANA airline suing local San Fran TV station

Looks like the airline that crashed is pissed, and thinks they cn pretend their reputation is being damaged, not by their aircraft crashing, but by a San Fran local TV station that made fun of the thing. From the article:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana said Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.

At heart is the problem caused when the TV station reported the following pilot names:

Asiana pilots that crashed the 777.

Asiana pilots that crashed the 777.

Seriously, this is in poor taste, but the airline is idiotic for suing them and adding even more noteriety to their long list of problems.