South Korean court orders release of ex-Korean Air executive in 'nut rage' case

Cho Hyun-ah (C), also known as Heather Cho, daughter of chairman of Korean Air Lines, Cho Yang-ho, leaves for a detention facility after a Korean court ordered her to be detained, at the Seoul Western District Prosecutor?s office December 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Cho Hyun-ah (C), also known as Heather Cho, daughter of chairman of Korean Air Lines, Cho Yang-ho, leaves for a detention facility after a Korean courtroom ordered her to be detained, on the Seoul Western District Prosecutor?s office December 30, 2014.

Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji


A South Korean appeals court ordered the release on Friday of a former Korean Air Strains government convicted after an outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts, suspending her detention center sentence.

Heather Cho, the daughter of the airline’s chairman, was once sentenced in February to 1 12 months in jail over the Dec. 5 incident at ny’s John F. Kennedy airport, the place she forced the aircraft to come to its gate as a way to expel the flight’s crew chief.


(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Modifying by using Paul Tait)

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