Things went unbelievably wong earlier today when KTVU News in Oakland, CA got badly trolled while reporting on the latest updates of Asiana Flight 214 , which crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. The female newscaster was reading off the alleged names of Asiana pilots while a graphic appeared on screen, beginning with “Captain Sum Ting Wong.” It only got worse from there, as you’ll see in the video.
Apology from station: In KTVU’s Noon newscast on Friday, July 12th, the station misidentified the pilots involved in the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO.
Prior to air, the names were confirmed by an NTSB official in the agency’s Washington, D.C. office. Despite that confirmation, KTVU realized the names that aired were not accurate and issued an apology later in the newscast.
The correct names of the pilots in the cockpit were Lee Gang-guk and Lee Jeong-Min. “We sincerely regret the error and took immediate action to apologize, both in the newscast where the mistake occurred, as well as on our website and social media sites,” said Tom Raponi, KTVU/KICU Vice President & General Manager. “Nothing is more important to us than having the highest level of accuracy and integrity, and we are reviewing our procedures to ensure this type of error does not happen again.”
[Thanks to @DJMikeBiggz]