Korean Air 'nut rage' executive jailed

Korean Air 'nut rage' executive jailed

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A former executive of Korean Air has been jailed for a year after being found guilty by a court in South Korea of breaking aviation law over the "nut rage" case.

Heather Cho was accused of forcing an aircraft to turn back to the gate and offload a steward because she did not like the way she had been served macadamia nuts.

She was charged with obstructing aviation safety, assault and interfering in an investigation.

Cho, a former vice president of the airline and daughter of the carrier’s chairman, had pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing aviation safety.

The incident occurred on a Seoul-bound flight from New York on December 5.

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