KOREAN Air heiress Cho Hyun-Ah has reportedly been arrested for delaying a flight with a tantrum over snacks in a “nut rage” incident that caused an uproar across South Korea.
Cho has been accused of forcing the chief purser off a December 5 New York-Seoul flight and of compelling the taxiing plane to return to the gate so he could disembark.
She had taken exception to being served macadamia nuts she had not asked for — and in a bag, not a bowl.
Cable news network YTN showed Cho as she was taken by prosecutors to prison late on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old kept her head low and said “I’m sorry” as she left the building, broadcast footage showed.