NTSB dismisses intern who confirmed fake names

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (CNN) – Fallout at the National Transportation Safety Board.

A student volunteer who confirmed bogus names as those of the pilots on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed in San Francisco is now gone.

The false names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as “something wrong” and “we too low” were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast Friday.

Asiana Airlines said it planned to sue the Oakland, California, TV station for airing the bogus names.

KTVU attributed an NTSB official in Washington as a source before airing the story.

The NTBS has apologized for the “inaccurate and offensive” names and said they were erroneously confirmed by a summer intern.

KTVU is an affiliate of CNN, who prepared this report.

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