More bad new for KTVU in San Francisco as Asiana Airlines says they are looking at taking legal action against the station.
On Friday, KTVU ruined the station's reputation in the matter of a few seconds when they reported racist fake names as the flight crew of the Asiana Airlines jet that crash landed at San Francisco airport.
The station has apologized for the mistake, but the airline said it is still considering legal action.
Asiana Airlines claims its reputation was damaged by the report.
KTVU identified the pilots of the Boeing 777 that crashed on July 6 as “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk” and “Bang Ding Ow.”
KTVU cited the National Transportation Safety Board as confirming the names, the NTSB says a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.
An Asiana statement said it is mulling legal measures against both KTVU and the NTSB because the report “badly damaged” the reputation of the airline and its pilots.