02/02/2015 07:52 EST | Updated 04/04/2015 05:59 EDT

Nut Rage Trial: Cho Hyun-Ah, Former Korean Air Executive, Faces 3 Years In Prison

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors are seeking a 3-year prison term for the former Korean Air executive infamous for an inflight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts.

Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman, has pleaded not guilty to charges of violating aviation safety law.

Cho ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight after a confrontation with cabin crew, forcing the plane to return to the gate at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.