Asiana Scraps Plan To Sue US TV Station
Asiana Airlines said on Wednesday it has scrapped a plan to sue a US television station that incorrectly reported in a racially offensive manner the names of pilots of the flight that crash-landed in San Francisco this month.
"Asiana Airlines has decided not to proceed with the case since KTVU has issued a formal apology and in order for us to focus all our efforts on managing the aftermath of the accident," the South Korean company said in a statement.
An anchorwoman at KTVU, a Fox affiliate based in Oakland, California, fell victim last week to an apparent prank and reported four bogus pilot names, including "Sum Ting Wong" and "Wi Tu Low," during a newscast.
The airline had said this week that it would sue the television station because the reporting defamed the pilots and the company.