'Nut rage' airline exec faces arrest by South Korean prosecutors

South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the “nut rage” case. Seoul Western Prosecutors’ Office said that Cho Hyun-ah (pictured above) faces charges including inflight violence and changing a flight route. The current airline executive, a 57-year-old man surnamed Yeo, faces charges of pressuring airline employees to cover up the incident, according to an official at the prosecutors’ office.

Our office has sent a request for the court to issue an arrest warrant.

Seoul Western Prosecutors’ Office

Last week, the transport ministry also reported Cho to prosecutors and said it will sanction Korean Air Lines for pressuring employees to lie during a government probe. Chang Man-yong, a transport ministry official, said the ministry had asked prosecutors to investigate a transport ministry official suspected of leaking secrets about the ministry’s probe into Yeo, the Korean Air executive. Cho, 40, daughter to Korean Air (KAL) boss Cho Yang-Ho, has publicly apologised and resigned from all her posts in the organisation.