Freaking out about how your nuts are served is bad enough, but delaying an entire planeload of passengers simply because you can is way beyond the pale.
The AP (via ABC news) reports:
[The executive in question] is the oldest child of Korean Air's chairman, tycoon Cho Yang-ho. Her two siblings are also executives at South Korea's largest airline.As the mechanic who opened the hood of the car to find the engine missing said, "Well, there's yer problem right there." And the way things are going at KAL it would hardly surprise me to see that scene actually played out there.