Intern No Longer With NTSB After Offensive Names Given


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(CNN) — The intern for the National Transportation Safety Board who erroneously confirmed “inaccurate and offensive” false names of the Asiana Flight 214 pilots is no longer with the agency, according to a government official with knowledge of the situation.

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 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 news station, a CNN affiliate, later apologized on air and on its website.

The airline called the report “demeaning” and said it was “reviewing possible legal action.”

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