A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the pilots of Comair Flight 5191 did not call out the wrong flight number and city before the jet crashed in Lexington< Ky.
NTSB spokesman Terry Williams said families were incorrectly told that one of the pilots gave the wrong flight number and said "Toledo" before attempting to take off.
Williams said it was a mistake by the NTSB and apologized for the error.
He said families were told they were being given preliminary information and that he knew of no other incorrect information passed along to relatives. The crash claimed 49 lives. The lone survivor, first officer James Polehinke, remains in serious condition at a Lexington, Ky., hospital.