An intern who confirmed several fake, racially insensitive names of crew members who crash-landed an Asiana flight in San Francisco has been fired by the National Transportation Safety Board, reports TheWrap.com.
Fox affiliate KTVU-TV broadcast the four names on Friday, with an anchor reading out the names on the air. Anchor Tori Campbell announced the prank names, including "Captain Sum Ting Wong" and "Wi Tu Lo" — with the names also appearing in an on-screen graphic. As previously reported, Asiana said it will sue KTVU on the basis that the report was racially discriminating.
KTVU wouldn’t disclose where it obtained the fake names, but said in the on-air report that they were confirmed by an NTSB official, TheWrap notes. The agency then blamed an intern for confirming the fake names.