Exec jailed for nut rage to appeal
The former Korean Air executive sentenced to a year in prison for forcing a plane back to the gate after a row over a bag of nuts has appealed against the ruling.
Yoon & Yang LLC, a Seoul law firm representing Cho Hyun-ah, said she has filed a notice of appeal to a court in the South Korean capital.
It comes a day after she was found guilty of violating aviation safety law and other charges. Cho will ask the court to reconsider her sentence.
The daughter of Korean Air's chairman achieved worldwide notoriety for her onboard tantrum over being served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish.
The prison sentence was a departure from previous rulings that have shown leniency to South Korea's tycoons.