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KTVU producers dismissed after on-air blunder

KTVU apologized to viewers for the incident and the NTSB also issued its own apology for "inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed" to KTVU. KTVU apologized to viewers for the incident and the NTSB also issued its own apology for "inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed" to KTVU.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WAVE) - KTVU-TV has dismissed at least three veteran producers over the on-air blunder involving the announcement of the fake names of Asiana airline pilots according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The video became an instant YouTube hit and provided major embarrassment to the station. Investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu and producer Brad Belstock were all dismissed after and  in-house investigation.

The July 12 broadcast of the four fake names of the pilots involved in the Asiana Flight 214 crash  is continuing to play around the web. KTVU apologized to viewers for the incident and the NTSB also issued its own apology for "inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed" to KTVU.

The NTSB also announced that it had fired a summer intern over the incident.

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