A former vice president of South Korea’s top airline, Korea Air Lines, was indicted today on charges of obstructing aviation safety.
It comes after she ordered a crew member to deplane over in-flight service last month.
Announcing the interim outcome of their one-month probe, investigators at the Seoul Western Prosecutors’ Office have charged Cho Hyun-ah with violating the nation’s aviation safety law and criminal code.
Cho is the eldest daughter of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho.
According to the prosecutors, the charges include violations of aviation safety regulations, namely changing flight plans and assault on a plane.
Other charges include coercion and interference in execution of duty.
Cho resigned as a vice president for cabin service four days after a national uproar over her conduct aboard a Seoul-bound Korean Air flight from New York on Dec. 5th.
The plane had already been taxiing when she ordered the chief flight attendant to deplane over the way she was served macadamia nuts.
Cho said she believed the crew did not follow proper procedure.
Source: Busan eFM News
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