Korean Air executive jailed over nut rage incident

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Date: February 12th, 2015

Category: Crime

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Heather ChoHeather Cho, the former Korean Air executive who ordered an international flight to return to the gate over how macadamia nuts were served in first class, has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The judge said that Cho was a passenger on the Korean Air flight and could not override crew members and give orders during a flight.

On December 5, Cho, the daughter of the airline chairman, ordered an international flight back to the gate at New York’s JFK airport after becoming dissatisfied that her macadamia nuts were served in a bag instead of on a plate in first class.

She had the chief steward removed from the flight after the plane had departed from the gate.  More

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