A San Francisco news station made an EPIC Fail broadcast Friday when they aired names of what were believed to have been the pilots aboard Asiana Flight 214 that crashed last Saturday. The KTVU news anchor reported that the pilot names have been released through the National Transportation Safety Board, and let’s just say somebody had a little fun with the network’s fact checker. Watch below:
The NTSB later apologized for a “summer intern” who caused the error, according to RadarOnline reports:
Upon realizing their major flub, KTVU was quick to offer an on-air apology saying, “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.”
The NTSB later issued a press release apologizing, and explaining that a summer intern “acted outside the scope of his authority” and “erroneously confirmed” the names to the station.