Asiana Airlines to Sue Bay Area TV News Over Racist Name Prank

Carelessness is expensive.

By Jamilah King Jul 15, 2013

Turns out that it’s expensive to be careless. Bay Area’s KTVU news was duped into airing racist fake names for the pilots of the plane that crash landed at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

From SFist:

Asiana Airlines said today that they will sue Bay Area station KTVU for accidentally broadcasting the now-infamous fake pilot names of flight 214. This comes one week after the airline killed three passengers and injured 180 others during a crash at San Francisco International Airport.

According to AP, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said the airlines wants to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" that disparaged Asians and Asiana Airlines, so they plan on filing suit in U.S. court. (A feeble way of shifting attention away from their own shoddy pilots’ plane-landing skills seems another reasonable explanation.)