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News Says Captain Of Crashed Asiana Flight 214 Is ‘Sum Ting Wong’

Information is still coming in about Asiana Flight 214. KTVU, a news channel in Oakland, California, aired the names of the flight crew. But there was a problem: The names were actually an incredibly racist joke on the names of the people operating the plane.


KTVU reported the names of the crew earlier today. They said they were confirmed by the NTSB, but the names weren't close at all. They were actually a racist joke started online.


Obviously, these aren't the names of the people on the plane. They quickly apologized:

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 the error.

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