Korean Air chairman’s daughter found guilty in ‘nut rage’ case

A South Korean court has found Heather Cho, the daughter of Korean Air boss Cho Yang-Ho, guilty of breaking aviation law in ordering a plane to return to the gate because she was dissatisfied with the cabin service.

The incident took place at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on December 5. Cho, the then head of the airline’s in-flight service, was traveling first class. Apparently enraged by the fact that she had been served macadamia nuts in their wrapping instead of on a plate, she forced the plane to return to the gate after a heated confrontation with the cabin crew. She also ordered the chief flight attendant off the plane.

Cho was taken in custody on December 30 and had pleaded not guilty to all the four charges brought against her. She has now been convicted of breaking aviation law, together with another charge and given a one year in jail. However, prosecutors had been seeking a three-year jail sentence.
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