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S Korean prosecutors to arrest ex-Korean Air exec over 'nut rage'

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Feed her nuts wrapped in original packaging while in prison.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

In a way this is such a non-issue, but I'm glad they're pressing charges against these spoiled idiots.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Maybe because it's Christmas, but I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for her. Loud-mouthed idiot, yes, criminal, really??

To be absolutely legally fair, it was the pilot who broke the law when he obeyed her legally meaningless order to return to the gate. He should have told her to shut up.

So, half an hour on the naughty step, but not a criminal trial....

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

lesson to be learned from for those who think that they simply can do anything with the wealth!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Poor little RICH girl, doesn't SHE appear to be the "Victim" here ? Poor thing...throw the BOOK at her, and DON'T let her OFF. No; it's NOT a "Non Issue"... Yes; feed her prison nuts IN the packaging.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

As always, it's not the crime but the coverup....

7 ( +7 / -0 )

It is NOT a non-issue. She disrupted an entire airport for her hissy fit about nuts. Shame on her and shame on the pilot.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

In a way this is such a non-issue A first class passenger on a long-haul flight pays around 10.000 USD or more and have appropriate expectations. They are not your normal economy class people and I can see the need of attention for detail here. On the other hand, to return a whole plane (with 200 something paying people on board) back to the gate just because you are hysteric and being the papa's child have the power to do so, now this shows a total lack of respect for your customers...

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I will say one thing for the pilot, this chick was the VP of the company he works for so it was hard for him to just ignore her.

He wasn't flying into dangerous conditions or anything like that. Just delaying the flight for a whole lot of rightly pissed off people.

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Charges yeah. But there is no need to go out and arrest her like she is a real and present danger. That is just vindictive. If she is needed for questioning, ask her to come in. If not, just send her a subpoena and see her in court.

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who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive

and there I was thinking it was a "currant" executive in the mix of nuts.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She inconvenienced paying customers to satisfy her own narcissism and then tried to excuse it as looking out for her fellow passengers. Case closed.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Over entitled, spoilt, rich, self centred, biatch, a nut who went nuts over some other nuts.

She made a whole plane load of people late, disturbed a whole airport schedule because she wanted it her way.

I hope she has learnt that her and her money do not rule the world.

How about paying compensation to those who were disrupted because of her little outburst.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Give her a Reese's NutRageous chocolate bar.

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"Chang Man-yong, a transport ministry official, said the ministry had asked prosecutors to investigate a transport ministry official suspected of leaking secrets about the ministry’s probe into Yeo, the 57-year-old Korean Air executive. The government official, surnamed Kim, worked at Korean Air for 15 years before getting a job at the transport ministry."

Korean amakudari?

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Feed her nuts wrapped in original packaging while in prison.

Don't you mean the psychward Nuthouse?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Quite a fall from grace.... from arrogant queen of nuts to imprisoned criminal...

I am glad that the Korean justice system seems to be working, for once.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@Serrano: Amakudari, we use when /govt forces private companies to hire Govt employees. Ama is Govt officials. Kudari is down to. .

1 ( +1 / -0 )

On the face of it this seems to be getting out of hand. But if one persons abuse of power and wealth is just the tip of the iceberg, then a closer look at the potential corporate abuse of institutions is well justified.

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Some Women do not like nuts in a bag --> Go figure.

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badsey - Har!

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Once the aircraft doors are closed the Chief Pilot is designated the supreme authority on the aircraft. The pilot should also be investigated for bowing to frivilous demands of a passenger. Instead the passenger should have been thrown off when the aircraft returned to the gate for unrly behavior. This pilot is unfit to command an aircraft.

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If the pilot had thrown her off, I guarantee he would have been unemployed within 24 hours.

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@ itsmeagain - I must respectfully disagree with your statement. The pilot is responsible for the safety of the aircraft, crew, and passengers. Better to get that nutcase off the plane before it was airborne. Who knows what she wold have done.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

"NUTS" pretty well describes South Korea.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

This incident didn't happen in Sough Korea and she didn't order to throw the servant into crocodile pond so why Sough is boiling about this is a mastery.

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25psotDEC. 26, 2014 - 12:02AM JST This incident didn't happen in Sough Korea and she didn't order to throw the servant into crocodile pond so why Sough is boiling about this is a mastery.

This incident happened on a South Korean airline and all the players in it are South Korean; it is being investigated in South Korea; no other country has anything to do with it.

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Hmm the Captain chose to return to the gate. In the end it was his decision to placate her.

I see wealth envy here and why do westerners love to attack the rich and famous and tear them down? A realist it happened within the United States and not Korea. True it happened in an aircraft registered to the Republic of Korea but it is a civilian aircraft and subject to US laws. My guess is the Republic of Korea politicians are using a few nuts to make political hay. So the harsher they punish her the more votes they will receive and the added benefit to the rich and powerful about who is really in charge. Suppose Koreans suffer from wealth envy as well.

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It's going to be a hard fall off this ladies high horse. I don't really think prison time is a good punishment for her nutty crime but the shame should do her a lot of good in the long run.

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