I’m almost hesitant to post this, in fear I will find out that this is a hoax, this is how friggin beyond believable this is.
NOT the Onion.
HAT TIP/ K. PARK
KTVU commits the MOST embarrassing moment in television broadcast history – bar none.
About 15 minutes later the station corrected its mistake, but claimed an NTSB official had confirmed the names.
Earlier in the newscast we gave some names of 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.
> More: Further apology from KTVU president & GM Tom Raponi: “We sincerely regret the error and took immediate action to apologize, both in the newscast where the mistake occurred, as well as on our website and social media sites. Nothing is more important to us than having the highest level of accuracy and integrity, and we are reviewing our procedures to ensure this type of error does not happen again.”