Video: Asiana Airlines to sue over Wi Tu Lo
posted at 1:05 pm on July 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Don’t be too critical of this decision. After botching the landing nine days ago, Asiana Airlines will need all the revenue they can get:
Asiana Airlines announced Monday that it was going to sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.
An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.
Well, good luck with that. They’ll need to convince a court that four fake pilot names did more damage to their reputation than having the real four pilots somehow miss the fact that they’d almost stalled a Boeing 777 with more than 200 people on board. Besides, with the NTSB admitting that an intern provided confirmation, it’s going to be difficult to prove malpractice, let alone injury.
Update: They didn’t actually stall the plane, as a commenter reminds me, but they were going too slow and coming in too low.