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Korean Air exec quits after 'nut-rage'






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The vice-president of Korean Air has quit because of a bag of nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, 40, was flying first class. A flight attendant gave her a bag of macadamia nuts. She became angry because the nuts were not on a plate. The training manual said the nuts should be on a plate. The man had to kneel down and apologise. Cho told him to leave the airplane. The plane went back to the departure gate to let him off. The flight was 20 minutes late because of this.

This story is called "nut rage" in Korea. Officials could take legal action against Cho. Her actions put the 250 passengers in danger. Cho's father is the airline's CEO. He asked the Korean people to forgive his daughter. He said: "I am making my apology both as head of Korean Air and as a father." He said: "Everything is my fault….I failed to properly educate my daughter." He also said his daughter could not work in his other companies.

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