|Above, Cho Hyun-ah is surrounded by reporters at the prosecutor's office. AP Photo.|
It finally happened. The former vice-president (and daughter of the company chairman) of Korean Air was arrested yesterday for flying off the handle over the way macadamia nuts were served on a flight from New York to South Korea.
According to Asahi Shimbun:
SEOUL--Prosecutors here on Dec. 30 arrested a former Korean Air Lines executive who flew into a rage over a serving of macadamia nuts and forced a plane to return to the boarding gate.
Cho Hyun-ah, the 40-year-old daughter of Korean Air’s chairman, is accused of violating aviation security laws.
The Seoul Western Prosecutors’ Office also arrested a Korean Air executive for allegedly covering up evidence of the incident and other charges.Cho's actions are believed "to have jeopardized in-flight orders and safety at the airport," according to the article. She apologized to reporters at the prosecutor's office.
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