You tell me.
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Seriously, they really take the mickey with this one.
Reporter, Tori Campbell of KTVU, a San Francisco TV station, reads out the following four pilots' names. Firstly, why four pilots? Aren't there usually only a pilot and co-pilot?
Captain Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow
San Francisco television station KTVU fell victim to “a prank” in which then-news-anchor Tori Campbell reported a quartet of phonetic double entendres as the actual names of the flight crew. The names reported were Sum Ting Wong (“something[‘s] wrong”), Wi Tu Lo (“we[‘re] too low”), Ho Lee Fuk (“holy fuck”), and Bang Ding Ow (onomatopoeia for crashing sound and expression of pain). The prank has been described as racist and insensitive.
“... fell victim to a prank ...” and "... quartet of phonetic double entendres ..." Oh please. If it were a real plane disaster this prank wouldn’t have happened … and, unsurprisingly, the visual evidence does not match the description of the crash.