SEOUL, South Korea (CBS/AP) — Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it no longer plans to sue a Bay Area TV station over the use of racially offensive names.
The South Korean air carrier said that KTVU-TV has already apologized for using fake names for four pilots on a plane that crashed in San Francisco on July 6. It will no longer sue, as it had said it would do.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Asiana says it wants to focus on supporting passengers and families. The crash killed three and injured dozens.READ MORE: Antioch Gas Station Shooting Leaves Man Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries
Last week, an anchor for KTVU-TV read the fake names—apparently someone’s idea of a prank to use fake Asian-style names that sounded out distress calls and curse words—on air and then apologized after a break.
Asiana earlier said the report seriously damaged its reputation. It said Monday that it would sue the TV station to respond to the racially discriminatory report that disparaged Asians.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Rally in San Mateo to Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans
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