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Asiana Decides Not To Sue San Francisco TV Station

NPR | July 25, 2013 9:34 a.m.

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Eyder Peralta

Passengers move away from the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 after the plane's July 6 crash-landing in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.

Passengers move away from the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 after the plane's July 6 crash-landing in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.

Eugene Anthony Rah, Reuters/Landov

Asiana Airlines has decided not sue the San Francisco television station that aired the bogus names of the flight crew piloting Flight 214, a Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

As we reported on Monday, the airline said it would sue the station because it damaged its reputation by inadvertently airing offensive names.

CNN reports:

“The company said Wednesday it wouldn’t file a suit after KTVU offered an official apology. The bogus names, which 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.’”

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