A Bay area news station got pranked and reported on air the names of the Korean pilots of doomed flight 214 as “Wi Tu Lo” and “Ho Lee Fuk.”
Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU purportedly learned the names of the flight crew of Asiana flight 214, which crashed last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing two. These—”Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow”—are not their names. The newscaster’s credulous reading puts it over the top.
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This aired just after noon, local time. Via Gawker, the station read a statement later in the broadcast:
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.