Asiana suing TV station for bogus names: Airline says report damaged its reputation

SEOUL, South Korea - Asiana Airlines has announced that it will sue a San Francisco TV station after a news anchor read bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

Asiana says the incident has damaged the airline's reputation. An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on air Friday and then apologized after a break.

An anchor for KTVU-TV read the racially offensive names on the air Friday before apologizing for the error after a break. The National Transportation Safety Board has apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.

An Asiana statement Sunday said that the KTVU-TV report "badly damaged" the reputation of the airline and its pilots.

It didn't say what legal measures Asiana is considering.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.

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