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S. Korean officials face punishment over nut rage incident

4 South Korean officials face punishment over probe of Korean Air 'nut rage' incident

S. Korean officials face punishment over nut rage incident

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Transport Ministry says four officials will be punished for improper conduct during an investigation into a former Korean Air Lines executive who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts.

The ministry said Monday that the punishment could include dismissals, salary reductions or formal reprimands.

Earlier this month, then Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah forced a plane that was preparing to take off in New York to return to the gate and kicked off the chief flight attendant because she was served nuts in a bag, not on a plate.

The ministry has been under fire following revelations that some officials leaked information and committed other improper acts during the investigation.


Updated : 2021-04-16 11:29 GMT+08:00