S Korea to report ex-Korean Air involved in flight delay to prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s transport ministry said today it would report to prosecutors a former Korean Air Lines executive, who delayed a flight earlier this month because she was unhappy about how she was served nuts, for possible legal charges.

A ministry official said its probe has confirmed the former executive, Heather Cho, was engaged in abusive behaviour towards flight attendants in the incident at John F Kennedy airport in New York and may have broken aviation law.

Cho is the daughter of the airline’s chairman. She resigned her posts last week over the incident.