Investigation into Korean Air trying to cover up ‘nut rage’ incident

Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, speaks to the media upon her arrival for questioning at the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board office of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. apologized Friday for the behavior of his adult daughter who delayed a flight in an incident now dubbed "nut rage." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(KBS/CNN) — Circumstantial evidence has emerged showing that Korean Air tried to cover up the “nut rage” incident.

Whether the carrier’s former vice president Cho Hyun-ah was involved in this move will be the focus of the prosecution’s investigation.

The prosecution summoned for the second time on Thursday, an executive at Korean Air who’s charged with playing a role in the company’s attempt to cover up the so-called nut rage incident. This official was present when chief purser Park Chang-jin was being questioned by the transport ministry.

As Korean Air’s alleged attempts to destroy evidence have been confirmed to some degree, now attention draws on whether the carrier’s former vice president Cho Hyun-ah was involved in this move and gave orders.

Prosecutors were issued warrants on Wednesday to seize and search communication records of Cho and other Korean Air staff members. The records indicating the time and date of phone calls held between Cho and other officials are expected to clarify Cho’s involvement.

Prosecutors intend to call in Cho for more questioning if necessary. If Cho’s involvement in the cover-up is confirmed, an arrest warrant may likely be requested on charges of destroying evidence.

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