Asiana Might Sue KTVU, NTSB Over Fake Pilot Names

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Flight crew members from Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on Saturday, July 6, 2013, appear at a news conference at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Photo: Jeff Chiu

CNN reports that Asiana Airlines is "reviewing possible legal action" against both Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU (whose anchor read on air a list of fake and entirely offensive names she believed belonged to the four pilots on the crashed Flight 214) and the National Transportation Safety Board (whose terrible intern confirmed the names to the station.) While both organizations apologized for what happened, the airline released a statement saying, "The reputation of the four pilots and of the company had been seriously damaged by this report." While we understand why Asiana is angry, it doesn't seem that their reputation was really the one damaged by this particular incident — and it's certainly not their biggest PR problem right now.