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Korean News Station One-Ups Fake Pilot Names With A Few Of Their Own

(Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Bay area news station KTVU caught a lot of trouble for airing obviously fake names of Asiana Air pilots after the plane crash at San Francisco’s airport. Names like “Wi Tu Lo” and “Captain Sum Ting Wong” got the station a lot of laughs and a lot of heat, especially from Koreans who didn’t find the racially-offensive monikers as hilarious.

In the wake of a Southwest Airlines plane lost its landing gear at New York’s La Guardia, a Korean news agency gave the Americans a taste of their own medicine with some fake pilot names of their own.

According to, the Korean news agency named the pilots “Captain Kent Parker Wright” (Can’t Park Right) and  “Co-Captain Wyatt Wooden Workman” (Why It Wouldn’t Work, Man). They also came up with a few fake interview names, including flight instructor “Heywood U. Flye-Moore” (Hey, Would You Fly More) and a passenger named “Macy Lawyers” (May See Lawyers).

USA: 1; Korea: 1.

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