Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah has been handed a one-year jail term for aviation law violations following her ‘nut rage’ on an airplane.
The court said Cho, who was a Korean Air executive vice president at the time, was guilty of forcing a flight to change its route at New York City’s JFK airport, and two other charges.
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The 40-year-old had taken exception to being served macadamia nuts she had not asked for in a bag, not a bowl. She ordered the chief flight attendant off the flight, forcing the taxiing plane to return to the gate.
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Jailed: Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah (above) has been sentenced to a year for her notorious ‘nut rage’ incident that caused an uproar in South Korea
The daughter of Korean Air’s chairman has been in custody since December 30 and was charged with forcing a flight to change its normal route and which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.
The district court in Seoul ruled that Cho had illegally altered the…
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