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UPDATED ON 6: Asiana Airlines Will Not Sue California TV Station After Pilot Names Controversy

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***UPDATED at 5:32 P.M. on Wednesday, July 17th***

Asiana airlines will not pursue a lawsuit against a California TV station over a major mistake in its coverage of the recent plane crash.

During KTVU's noon broadcast last week, an anchor reported false names of the pilots.

The airline called the report of the bogus names demeaning and said it was reviewing possible legal action.

The company announced Wednesday that it will not file a suit after the station offered an official apology.

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***POSTED at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 16th***

The student volunteer who confirmed bogus names as those of the pilots on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed in San Francisco is no longer with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The false names were read during KTVU's noon broadcast Friday. Click here to watch the original erroneous report and later apologies by KTVU.

Asiana Airlines says it plans to sue the TV station for airing the names.

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

The NTSB has since apologized.

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