The Korean Air executive will be released from jail on Friday+ READ ARTICLE
(SEOUL) — A South Korean court has suspended the prison term for the Korean Air chairman’s daughter whose onboard “nut rage” delayed a flight last year.
The Seoul High Court said Friday that Cho Hyun-ah, a former vice president of the airline, did not violate aviation security law when she ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight, forcing it to return to the gate at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
The upper court sentenced Cho to 10 months in prison that will be suspended for two years. The court said she was guilty of using violence against flight attendants.
She’ll likely be freed from prison later Friday. She’s been in prison since her December arrest.
She’d previously been sentenced to one year in prison.