Asiana Airlines says it will proceed with its planned lawsuit against an Oakland, California, television station — but it’s not going to pursue legal action against the National Transportation Safety Board.
Over the weekend, the Korean airlines had said it would sue both entities after an intern at the NTSB mistakenly confirmed “inaccurate and offensive” names as those of the pilots of ill-fated Flight 214.
The bogus names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as “Something Wrong” and “We Too Low” were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast on Friday. The airline called the report “demeaning” and said it was “reviewing possible legal action.”
Airline spokesman Na Chul-hee said Asiana has retained a U.S. law firm to file a defamation claim against the TV station. But, he said, the company didn’t have plans to file a separate suit against the NTSB.