SUAB HMONG NEWS (04/10/2017) – Multiple videos showing on the Social Medias all over the world on a United Airline dragged one of its passenger out of his seat with bloody on his face. The incident happened on the evening of April 9, 2017 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL .
“United overbook flight 3411 and decided to force random passengers off the plane”
According to an article from the DAILY NEWS:
“After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate,” a spokesperson for United said in a statement.
Passengers were reportedly offered as much as $800 and a hotel stay to give up their seats to United employees who need to be in Louisville Monday for a flight.
When no one budged, it was announced that passengers would be randomly selected for removal.
According to Audra Bridges, a passenger on the flight, three security officers approached the man before tearing him out of his seat, his head connecting with an armrest before they would drag him down the aisle in front of screaming passengers.
“Everyone was shocked and appalled,” said Bridges. “There were several children on the flight as well that were very upset.”
United CEO Oscar Munoz responded to the “upsetting event” with a statement promising a “detailed review of what happened.”
The Chicago Police Department released a statement Monday afternoon acknowledging that they were contacted about “a 69-year-old male Asian airline passenger become irate.”
“Aviation Officers arrived on scene attempted to carry the individual off of the flight when he fell. His head subsequently struck an armrest causing injuries to his face,” reads the statement.
One of the aviation security officers involved has reportedly been placed on leave effective today.
Meanwhile, new video of the incident surfaced in which the man can be seen standing in the back of the plane, his face streaked with blood as he appears to mumble, “Don’t kill me.”
The incident comes two weeks after a social media firestorm in response to the airline barring two girls from a flight because they were wearing leggings.