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Korean Air VP steps down after nut scandal

VP of Korean Air resigns.
VP of Korean Air resigns. Image by ERIC SALARD / CC BY-SA 2.0

The vice-president of Korean Air and daughter of the company’s chairman has resigned after an incident last Friday in which she forced a crew member off of a plane because she was unhappy with the way she was served nuts. Cho Hyun-ah stepped down on Wednesday and the airline apologised to passengers of the New York-Seoul flight, who were delayed when the plane had to return to the terminal during after Cho’s outburst. Read more: bbc.co.uk