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Plane Crash Prank Leaves San Francisco TV Station Embarrassed

A San Francisco TV station was taken in by a prankster during a report on Saturday’s plane crash of Asiana Flight 214.

Fox affiliate KTVU broadcast four fictional and racially offensive names for the Asiana pilots during its noon newscast, citing confirmation from an NTSB official in Washington, D.C.

The clip hit the internet immediately after and quickly went viral, attracting much backlash.

Later, anchor Tori Campbell read a statement on the air which read, “Earlier in the newscast, we gave some names of the 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 this error.”

The NTSB also released a statement apologizing for the fraudulent names provided for the plane crash victims and blamed a summer intern who “acted outside the scope of his authority” in confirming the pilots’ names.

The statement continued, “We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today’s incident. Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated.”

Here’s video of the report and the apology.

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