Asiana Airlines drops lawsuit threat against TV station
posted at 7:57 am on July 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Why do I keep thinking about Kevin Kline telling John Cleese to “apologize!” in A Fish Called Wanda when I read this story?
Asiana Airlines will not pursue a lawsuit against a Bay Area TV station for allegedly damaging the company’s image by reporting erroneous and offensive names of the pilots in the recent crash at San Francisco International Airport.
The company said Wednesday it wouldn’t file a suit after KTVU offered an official apology. The bogus names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as “Something Wrong” and “We Too Low” were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast Friday. The airline called the report “demeaning” and said it was “reviewing possible legal action.”
Well, golly … what is more demeaning? Being the object of a prank, or botching a landing in perfect weather and broad daylight, getting your passengers killed? Good to know that Asiana’s top priority this month has been resolved.