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Published:July 13th, 2013 12:26 EST

NTSB Apologizes for 'Inaccurate and Offensive' Asiana Pilot Names

By Robert Paul Reyes


"During a Friday noon newscast KTVU-TV, San Francisco, anchor Tori Campbell announced the TV station `has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board` when the Boeing 777 crash landed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.


Campbell went on to read the names that were displayed on TV screens across Northern California:

Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow.


When the original source contacted KTVU with the fake names, the producers should have responded: Ho Lee Fuk; this joker must think we are stupid.

The TV station confirmed the names of the pilots with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB apologized for mistakenly confirming the inaccurate and offensive names, but blamed a summer intern who "acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft."

There is sum ting wong with the egghead anchors and NTSB bureaucrats for not spotting such a transparent racially-offensive practical joke.

The saddest and scariest part about this incident is that the NTSB is responsible for investigating this tragic accident.

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