Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Sentenced to Prison

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Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Sentenced to Prison

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Former Korean Air vice president Cho Hyun-ah was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for a plane tantrum dubbed “nut rage,” with a court finding her guilty of diverting an aircraft, a violation of aviation safety law.

The Seoul district court noted that Cho had treated the flight “as if it was her private plane.”

The Seoul-bound aircraft from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York had been towed 55 feet away from the gate but was returned to drop off Park Chang-Jin, the head steward at the time, upon Cho’s orders.

Cho, the daughter of the airline’s chairman, had raged over the way a stewardess served macadamia nuts in the first class cabin, which she claimed should have been offered in a bowl, not in a bag.

The court found her not guilty of interfering with the Transportation Ministry investigation after the incident.

Cho, in custody since Dec. 30, wiped away tears with a tissue as a letter expressing her remorse was read to the court by head judge Oh Seong-woo.

“She deserved to be punished because not only did she alter the flight plans but she abused the staff using her power,” said Kim Kyung-sook, 52.

Details of Cho’s attitude has been at the center of media attention in the past two months ranging from what she wore to initial investigations to how she is coping with daily jail life.

Source ABC News
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Re: Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Sentenced to Prison

Post by smhusain_1 »

We should be learning a lesson here on humility shown by the chairman of the airline. This is his daughter on the stand. Whatever happened is washed away.