Korean Air boss's daughter detained in 'nut rage' case

December 31, 2014 8:49 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - The daughter of the chairman of Korean Air Lines, whose outburst over the way she was served nuts in first class prompted widespread outrage and ridicule, was in custody on Wednesday facing charges of violating aviation safety.

Heather Cho, 40, former head of in-flight service, had demanded the chief steward be removed from the flight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York on Dec. 5 after another flight attendant in first class served her macadamia nuts in a bag, not a dish.

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