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Korean Air says it will take 'proper' steps regarding errant heiress

2018/04/16 11:34

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SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Korean Air Lines Co., said Monday that it will take "proper steps" to deal with an executive and daughter of the company's chairman for her latest alleged misbehavior after the results of the ongoing probe are released.

South Korea's national flagship carrier did not elaborate on what steps it will take.

On Friday, police launched a preliminary inquiry into Cho Hyun-min, a senior executive at the airline, after local media reported that she yelled and threw water at a manager of an advertising agency during a meeting in Seoul last month.

She is the younger sister of Cho Hyun-ah, who was jailed in 2014 in the so-called nut rage scandal, in which she ordered a flight back to the airport gate in New York because she was upset about the way her nuts were served.

The younger Cho was reportedly upset because the advertising employee did not properly answer her questions.

"I was foolish. I am sorry," the heiress told reporters after arriving at Incheon International Airport on Sunday. Cho, however, denied that she threw water at the employee but admitted to pushing him.

She left the country on Thursday and was expected to return home later than Sunday. But she apparently cut short her trip.

Over the weekend, Cho sent an email to all Korean Air employees to apologize for the incident.

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr

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