NTSB says intern confirmed erroneous, racist names of pilots in SFO crash to KTVU

NEW YORK (PIX11) – In an even more bizarre turn of events, the NTSB has released a statement saying an intern confirmed the fabricated, racist names of the pilots in the Asiana Air crash at SFO airport to San FranciscoTV station KTVU.

“Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft,” the statement reads.

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The station’s anchor read the list of names on the station’s 5 p.m broadcast: “We have new information now also on the plane crash, KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board they flight, they are Captain ‘Sum Ting Wong,’ ‘Ho Lee Fuk,’ ‘Wi Tu Lo’ and ‘Bang Ding Ow.’

The anchor attributed the names to the NTSB in Washington, but later apologized, saying, “These names were not accurate, despite an NTSB official in Washington confirming them late this morning, we apologize for this error.”

The statement from the NTSB goes on to say the agency does not release or confirm the names of crew members or people involved in transportation accidents to the media.