Nut rage: Former South Korean air executive Heather Cho freed

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Seoul, May 22: Former South Korean air executive who was given jail term for delaying a flight, has been freed, media reported.

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho was given jail term in February after she forced a plane to return to the gate in New York on December 5, 2014. She went fumed over the way she was served nuts.

Nut rage: Ex-South Korea executive freed

Popular as nutrage, the case prompted outrage and ridicule, BBC reported.

A court in South Korea on Friday court ruled she did not cause a change in the flight path so she should serve a suspended sentence.

It gave Cho a reduced sentence of 10 months and suspended the prison term for two years.

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Cho, also known as Cho Hyun-ah, was a vice-president of Korean Air and daughter of the company's chairman.
She confronted both the flight attendant who served her and chief steward Park Chang-jin about the presentation, at one point jabbing Park with a service manual.

Cho then ordered the plane, which was taxiing at JFK Airport, to return to the terminal to offload Park.

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