Asiana Airlines sues Captain Sum Ting Wong with a ‘smile as beautiful as a wing with stripes’
ASIANA Airlines will sue the TV station that reported on the accident that saw three passengers killed (two have been named as Ye Mengyuan, 16, and Wang Linjia, 17) and scores more injured when one of it jets crashed into the tarmac at San Francisco airport.
Reports suggest that the 777 descended too fast, causing the tail of the airliner to strike a sea wall.
The pilot was Lee Kang Kuk.
Yoon Young Doo, Asiana’s CEO, said the crash was not down to mechanical failure.
Asiana is one of South Korea’s two main airlines. It needs to confront the horror honestly and move on.
But Asiana Airline is upset that KTVU-TV “damaged its reputation“ (as an airline that allegedly kills its customers? – ed) when it named the pilot of the stricken plane as Captain Sum Ting Wong and crew Ho Lee Fuk and Wi Tu Lo.
News presenter Tori Campbell apologised for reading out the fake names.
Asiana will sue KTVU-TV to “strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report” that disparaged Asians.
All three people ‘disparaged‘ on the plane were Chinese teenagers.
The fake names have been traced back to an intern at the National Transportation Safety Board. There is little news of them. And Asiana says it may also sue the NTSB.
But what else do we know about the airline most of us had never head of?
We’re pulled a few snippets from the Asiana Airlines website.
Fullfilling customer satisfaction by providing the best in safety, services, and comfort to the body and mind while traveling?
Asiana Airlines pursues these values in the name of excellent service and safety.
Aiming to become the world’s best carrier, Asiana Airlines realizes the importance of high growth and revenue thorough Customer Satisfaction Management. Asiana’s beautiful take-off towards the future continues!
Asian Airlines – the company that comes closest to its customers with a smile as beautiful as a wing with stripes of many colours…”
The Asiana website offers not a single word on the accident. Not one.