Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU 2 might want to check their NTSB sources a little more closely. The station's news team just aired the (alleged) names of the pilots involved in the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash, which include Captain Sum Ting Wong and Ho Lee Fuk.
Further, the anchors actually read the names on the air. Behold:
We can only assume Bartholomew J. Simpson was the person who confirmed the names.
Update: KTVU 2 issued an apology and explanation for the muck up. The FOX affiliate claims that the names were "confirmed by an NTSB official" in the agency's Washington, D.C. office. In a now-deleted published apology, KTVU said:
"Prior to air, the names were confirmed by an NTSB official in the agency's Washington D.C. office. Despite that confirmation, KTVUY realized the names that aired were not accurate and issued an apology later in the newscast. The correct names of the pilots in the cockpit were Lee Gang-guk and Lee Jeong-Min."
Update II: KTVU released the following apology on Twitter:
Update III: The NTSB has issued their own statement of apology, in which they blame a summer intern for the misinformation.
Update IV: KTVU has sine had the original clip pulled. We found another version. Here it is: