Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho dies aged 70

Last Updated: Apr 08 2019 14:06
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BUSINESS- Cho Yang-ho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air, has died at the age of 70. He died at a Los Angeles hospital on April 7. No further details of his death has been given.

Korean Air is one of Asia’s biggest airlines. Mr Cho’s leadership of the airlines was marred with family scandals, including the infamous 'nut rage' incident.

Mr Cho was charged with embezzlement and breach of trust in 2018. He was ousted from the company board in March this year and was on trial for corruption.

Cho Won-tae, Korean Air's president and Mr Cho’s son, is expected to succeed him as chairman.