KTVU Erroneously Names Asiana 214 Pilots: Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow
Oakland, California’s KTVU pulled an all-time gaffe on Friday when its anchors reported that the pilots of the Asiana 214 flight that crashed at the San Francisco International Airport last Saturday were named “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.”
The station apologized for the report, and released a statement: “Earlier in the newscast we gave some names of pilots involved in the Asiana Airlines crash. These names were not accurate despite an NTSB official in Washington confirming them late this morning. We apologize for this error.” The NTSB denies that it ever gives out pilot information.