8 years ago on December 5th, 2014
Korean Air Flight 86 is forced to return to the gate at JFK Airport after Korean Air vice president Heather Cho throws a temper tantrum over the serving of in-flight macadamia nuts
After being served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of in a porcelain bowl, the vice president reportedly demanded that the plane return to the gate and that the flight attendant be removed.
After the incident became internationally known, Cho resigned from one of her positions within Korean Air and was convicted in South Korea of obstructing airline security, serving three months of a 12-month sentence.
Korean Air was also forced to pay the flight attendant $18,000 after they attempted to coerce him to drop his case against the airline.
As of early 2019, Heather Cho, the vice president at the center of the nut rage incident, was accused of abusing her husband and their children ever since she was released from prison in 2015.