Monday, 18 December, 2017

New Video Shows United Passenger Arguing With Officers Before Being Dragged Out

New Video Shows United Passenger Arguing With Officers Before Being Dragged Out New Video Shows United Passenger Arguing With Officers Before Being Dragged Out
Nellie Chapman | 21 April, 2017, 19:47

This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image made from a video provided by Audra D. Bridges shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago.

But if the passenger posed no threat and was not being disruptive, officers nearly certainly could have tried an approach other than dragging him out of his seat and down the aisle, including simply telling the airline to resolve the situation itself, experts said.

With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, airlines are beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights.

It's worth pointing out that Dao wasn't pulled from an overbooked flight, but one on which the staff decided that they wanted to make room for another employee.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, seen in March, apologized for "having to re-accommodate" passengers on an overbooked flight.

United CEO Oscar Munoz is speaking out on camera for the first time about the incident where a passenger was violently removed from a flight on Sunday.

"We are not going to put a law enforcement official to take them off", Munoz told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. When asked if he is considering resigning because of the incident, Munoz said no.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, Munoz changed his tune, declaring that the company would "do better".

United Airlines will refund every single passenger who was the plane when a doctor was injured dragged off by airport officers in Chicago.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Department of Aviation is investigating the Chicago Aviation Security Office, who have flown remarkably under the radar during all of this.

Airport security then yanked the man from his seat, resulting in his face hitting the armrest before he was dragged up the aisle and off the plane. He said Dao was not in the wrong.

Meantime, two more airport police officers involved in the passenger removal debacle have been placed on leave.

No passengers on the plane have mentioned that Dao did anything but refuse to leave the plane when he was ordered to do so.

The passenger was identified as physician David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs and spent years trying to regain his medical license.

Dao's attorney's filed an emergency petition on Wednesday asking that "surveillance video, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and personnel files be preserved and protected".