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Asiana Airlines considering legal action against TV station, NTSB

Posted at 9:11 AM, Jul 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-14 20:33:00-04

From Khushbu Shah, CNN

(CNN) — Asiana Airlines is considering legal action against Oakland’s KTVU television and the National Transportation Safety Board.

This after a summer intern at the NTSB mistakenly confirmed “inaccurate and offensive” names as those of the four pilots of the plane that crashed.

The names were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast Friday.

“Regarding the KTVU-TV’s demeaning report of the pilots on July 12, ASIANA Airlines is reviewing possible legal action against KTVU-TV and the NTSB,” the airline said in a statement.

“The reputation of the four pilots and of the company had been seriously damaged by this report. The company is reviewing taking legal action against both KTVU-TV and the NTSB.”