KTVU, a local station serving Oakland and San Francisco, has been turning in some of the best coverage work of the crash—until one of its anchors began reading a list of pilots’ “names” supposedly “confirmed” by the NTSB today:
The anchor blindly reads the names out loud, not realizing that “Sum Ting Wong” sounds like “something wrong”—and is deeply offensive. Or that “We Tu Low” sounds like “we too low” and, well—ugh. A better glimpse of the “names” KTVU purportedly confirmed by the NTSB.
KTVU got fooled bigtime In fact, the names of the pilot have not been released, and as the NTSB told Gawker, it is not in their policy to release names of individuals in these situations. KTVU has since apologized for airing the names, but still seems to be blaming the list on their purported source at the NTSB: