South Korean Court Orders Release of Ex-Korean Air Lines Executive in 'Nut Rage' Case

South Korean Court Orders Release of Ex-Korean Air Lines Executive in 'Nut Rage' Case

File Photo: Cho Hyun-ah (C), also known as Heather Cho, daughter of chairman of Korean Air Lines, Cho Yang-ho. (Reuters).

Seoul: A South Korean appeals court ordered the release on Friday of a former Korean Air Lines executive convicted after an outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts, suspending her jail sentence.

Heather Cho, the daughter of the airline's chairman, was sentenced in February to one year in prison over the Dec. 5 incident at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, where she forced the plane to return to its gate in order to expel the flight's crew chief.
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