Airline under pressure over nut probe

Korean Air Lines will face penalties for pressuring staff to lie during a government probe into the “nut rage” incident.

Airline under pressure over nut probe

South Korea’s transport ministry said the carrier could face up to 21 days of flight suspensions or shell out a €1m fine for breaking aviation law.

Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman, went crackers after she was served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a plate, forcing the aircraft to return to the gate and ordering a crew member off the December 5 flight. She later resigned from executive roles including head of cabin service amid a storm of criticism over the incident, which made world headlines and spawned parodies on the internet.

Demand for macadamia nuts also skyrocketed.

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