OAKLAND, Calif. (July 13, 2013)--San Francisco Bay area TV station KTVU apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214, which crashed last weekend at San Francisco International Airport.
The names the anchors read were a play on Asian names.
KTVU-TV co-anchor Tori Campbell read the racially offensive names on the air Friday in a report accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned out plane.
After a break, Campbell apologized for the error.
She said a National Transportation Safety Board official confirmed the names to the station.
Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.
The NTSB also apologized and said a summer intern "acted outside the scope of his authority" when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.
Flight 214 crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring dozens.