KTVU Reports Asiana Pilots Named "Sum Ting Wong," "Ho Lee Fuk"

Posted by Gabe Meline on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Today, KTVU News announced the names of the pilots on Asiana Flight 214, provided to them, apparently, by a 12 year-old boy, and vetted by nobody.

KTVU announces pilots names
  • KTVU announces pilots' names

Yeah—we didn't think "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk" and "Bang Ding Ow" were real names either.

For your cringeworthy moment of the day, here's video footage of KTVU's reporter reading the names out loud on live television.

It didn't take too long for KTVU to issue a correction and apologize.

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i dont even get it...she pronounced it "Fook" not "f*ck" so what is the mistake...its the guy's name after all?

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Posted by David Yun on 07/12/2013 at 1:48 PM

Ouch. HOW did they go for this???

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Posted by Cris Cusack on 07/12/2013 at 1:54 PM

Really, David? Really?

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Posted by Sum Ting Wong on 07/12/2013 at 1:54 PM

I think David works for KTVU.

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Posted by John DeAngelis on 07/12/2013 at 2:02 PM

@David Yun, ha ha ha ha ha ha. I hope you're joking.

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Posted by attitudeofnogratitude on 07/12/2013 at 2:04 PM

David, there was a fifth pilot on board as well: Yu Misty Joak

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Posted by Great Article on 07/12/2013 at 2:14 PM

I saw it too!

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Posted by Ryan Lee on 07/12/2013 at 2:16 PM

KTVU producer Mike Ock took full responsibility for the error.

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Posted by rk on 07/12/2013 at 2:20 PM

How the producer and the person typing up the graphics didn't question this is inexplicable. It is very much a Ron Burgundy moment. In fact, the new "Anchorman" movie should incorporate it.

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Posted by Andrea Clenney on 07/12/2013 at 2:34 PM

I love how they said the names were wrong despite the NTSB confirming them.

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Posted by joe on 07/12/2013 at 2:37 PM

OMG I hope David is joking!!

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Posted by Josh Long on 07/12/2013 at 2:38 PM

I'm about 99% sure that's been photoshopped, though it's certainly more fun to think an entire room full of news reporters clawing to keep their jobs in a shrinking industry were too oblivious to catch the prank.

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Posted by Imperative Ideas on 07/12/2013 at 2:50 PM

Really people!!! You've been duped by RK. His statement is also a joke, say the "fake producers" name slowly.

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Posted by alilov on 07/12/2013 at 3:04 PM

This is the same TV station that interviewed homeowner 'Mike Litoris' a few years back.

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Posted by tribbles on 07/12/2013 at 3:11 PM

Apparently their News Editor is Bart Simpson.

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Posted by slsobn on 07/12/2013 at 3:27 PM

"I'm Ron Burgundy. Go f**k yourself, Asiana."

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Posted by Tony Wang on 07/12/2013 at 3:51 PM

Read by wun fat ho

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Posted by Jeremy Michael Brand on 07/12/2013 at 3:56 PM

KTVU's should rename their news program to: "The Amateur Hour".

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Posted by Mike Hunt on 07/12/2013 at 4:06 PM

What a JOKE of a network... what kind of process is in place where this kind of juvenile crap gets broadcast?!? Are there no checks in place? The person who submitted this to be aired needs to be fired. What an incompetent bunch...

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Posted by PTotheK on 07/12/2013 at 4:24 PM

News People,,,Lmao! When you rush to be first, you get the exclusive!

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Posted by Thomas Hughes on 07/12/2013 at 4:52 PM

This may help clarify the reason KTVU messed-up so badly, ... they are a Fox network station. No kidding.

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Posted by Chuck Lantz on 07/12/2013 at 5:13 PM

I remember watching this station as a kid in the late 70's and early 80's...maybe they should dump the news and bring back Captain Cosmic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMQt9LUP5I

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Posted by Steve Jackson on 07/12/2013 at 5:26 PM

For those of you who think this was a joke & photoshopped - check out the website for the network. It is real! http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/ktvu-apology…

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Posted by James Goldstein on 07/12/2013 at 5:28 PM

"Imperative Ideas" did you even watch the video? Apparently not. It is real. I am so sick of idiots posting comments before they even know what the hell they are talking about. Do some damn research before you make yourself look like a moron.

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Posted by Krystal Winzer on 07/12/2013 at 5:38 PM

I love that David at the very top thinks its the real names lol they actually forgot a pilot Wai Yu Mun Ching lol

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Posted by Dario Camacho on 07/12/2013 at 5:45 PM
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