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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Korean Air Ex-V.P. and Current Executive Facing Prosecutors Over Nut Incident

Above, a Korean Air Boeing 777. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Back on December 10, I blogged about the news story of the vice-president (and daughter of the company chairman) of Korean Air who went, uh, nuts over the way a flight attendant served macadamia nuts. Cho Hyun Ah demanded that the plane return to the airport gate and a member of the flight crew removed from the flight.

Well, it appears that the nut scandal has deepened.

The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun) reported:
SEOUL (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the “nut rage” case. 
Seoul Western Prosecutors’ Office said Wednesday that Cho Hyun Ah faces charges including inflight violence and changing a flight route. The current airline executive, a 57-year-old man surnamed Yeo, faces charges of pressuring airline employees to cover up the incident, according to an official at the prosecutors’ office who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the matter. 
Cho, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, earlier this month resigned as vice president at the airline and all roles from the airline’s affiliates as public outrage mounted over her behavior. 
The incident occurred on December 5 aboard a Korean Air flight from the United States that was bound for South Korea. I have flown on Korean Air several times to Japan.

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