(Agence France-Presse) South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday charged Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah with causing a safety hazard on a flight following a "nut rage" incident that sparked a national uproar.
Cho, daughter of the airline's boss and herself a KAL executive at the time, ordered the chief purser off a Dec. 5 New York-Seoul flight and compelled the taxiing plane to return to the terminal gate so he could disembark.
She had taken exception to being served macadamia nuts which she had not requested — and in a bag, not a bowl.
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"The plane was forced to change its planned line of movement and the chief purser, who was on duty to ensure flight safety, had to leave the plane, causing safety hazards," senior prosecutor Kim Chang-hee told journalists.