Korean Air Heiress Arrested

      December 31, 2014 09:37

      Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah leans on an investigator's arm as she walks into the Seoul District Court on Tuesday.

      Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, who exposed the carrier to global ridicule with her "nut rage" on board a flight from New York, will be greeting the New Year in jail.

      A Korean Air executive surnamed Yeo who is suspected of destroying evidence that could be potentially damaging to Cho, was arrested alongside Cho on Tuesday.

      On Dec. 5, Cho bawled out a flight attendant for serving her nuts incorrectly and then ordered the purser off the plane for failing to find the relevant regulation quickly enough, forcing the pilot to taxi back to the gate.

      The Seoul District Court issued the arrest warrant for Cho considering attempts by Korean Air to conceal evidence and charges that the heiress obstructed flight operations and put the safety of passengers at risk.

      Cho and Yeo were then taken to a jail in southern Seoul.

      Korean Air management were shocked by their arrests and issued no comment. Staff at the carrier apparently feel that it would not be appropriate to make any comments because Cho has resigned from all posts in the company.

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