Korean Air Nut Rage Exec Arrested

By Paul Riegler on 1 January 2015
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A Korean Air Airbus A380 at JFK

A Korean Air Airbus A380 at JFK

The Korean Air executive whose highly-publicized “nut rage” incident caused a jetliner to return to the gate was arrested in Seoul.

The Korea Times reported that the Seoul Western Prosecutor’s Office sought Cho Hyun-ah’s arrest for “disrupting the flight schedule, assaulting two flight attendants, coercing them and disturbing their work.”

Another Korean Air manager was also arrested. The employee, whose surname is Yeo, is accused of forcing two flight attendants to give false statements regarding Cho’s behavior and the incident. He also reportedly ordered the flight’s chief flight attendant to delete a report concerning the incident from his laptop.

Cho Hyun-ah, a vice president whose responsibilities include in-flight service at the airline, resigned in early December amidst public ridicule.  She had directed “loud and abusive language” at the flight crew after being served an unopened package of nuts instead of on a plate, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said at the time in a statement.

Following the incident, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it may suspend some Korean Air flights as a result of incident.

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