South Korea’s transportation ministry launched an internal inspection today into how it conducted its investigation into Korean Air’s “nut rage.” It follows mounting criticism that the ministry intended to acquit the airline and its troubled former vice president.
An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, asking not to be identified, said the proceeding will be thoroughly reviewed to see if there were any flaws.
The chief purser of a Dec. 5th Korean Air flight from New York to Incheon was forced off the plane by former Korean Air Lines Vice President Cho Hyun-ah.
Cho was outraged when she was served a bag of unopened nuts instead of on a plate. The taxiing plane returned to the gate and the purser was removed.
Cho, 40, is the eldest daughter of the carrier’s chairman, Cho Yangho.
The ministry investigation had concluded that Cho raised her voice at the crew, but that the order for the chief purser to leave the plane had come from the flight’s captain.
Source: Busan eFM News
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