Shocking footage was posted showing police officers violently forcing a doctor off of an overbooked United airlines flight.
— Tyler Bridges (@Tyler_Bridges) April 9, 2017
Audra D. Bridges, said United Airlines offered passengers $400 and a free night in a hotel to take a flight at 3 p.m. Monday. When no one said yes, the airline doubled the offer to $800. Again, no one accepted the deal.
Then, United said a computer would randomly choose which passengers had to depart the already-boarded flight. Two passengers gave up their seats, but, an Asian man who said he was a doctor, would not.
Tyler Bridges posted the video to his Twitter account and stated:
“United Flight 3411 from ORD to SDF, the man was forcibly removed because the flight was overbooked and united crew needed to get to SDF”
“…he told the police and the united employees he had to be at the hospital in the morning to see patients”
As the officers yank the man from his seat, you can see his face slam onto the arm rest of the seat just opposite from where he was sitting.
New video shows the bloodied doctor returning after being dragged out by officers. He can be heard repeating “I have to go home, I have to go home.”
— Tyler Bridges (@Tyler_Bridges) April 10, 2017
— Kaylyn Davis (@kaylyn_davis) April 10, 2017
United CEO Oscar Munoz, response to United Express Flight 3411: