Two Injured, Two Dead in San Bernadino Elementary School Shooting; Shooter Might Be Down | Main | Alabama Governor May Resign Announces Resignation Rather Than Face Republican-Backed Impeachment for Sex Scandal
Update: Governor Booked Into Jail
April 10, 2017

Screaming Man Dragged Off "Overbooked" United Airlines Flight

The airline made the usual offers of cash ($400) and a hotel stay for anyone willing to get off the flight and take a later flight. They didn't get enough takers, as they needed four free seats to pick up some other United employees (who I assume had to be delivered to another airport, as they would serve as the crew on that flight).

They resorted to random draw, and wound up dragging an unwilling man - a doctor who said he could not delay his flight -- off the plane.

Then, she said, a manager came aboard the plane and said a computer would select four people to be taken off the flight. One couple was selected first and left the airplane, she said, before the man in the video was confronted....

Bridges said the man became "very upset" and said that he was a doctor who needed to see patients at a hospital in the morning. The manager told him that security would be called if he did not leave willingly, Bridges said, and the man said he was calling his lawyer. One security official came and spoke with him, and then another security officer came when he still refused. Then, she said, a third security official came on the plane and threw the passenger against the armrest before dragging him out of the plane.

The man was able to get back on the plane after initially being taken off -- his face was bloody and he seemed disoriented, Bridges said, and he ran to the back of the plane. Passengers asked to get off the plane as a medical crew came on to deal with the passenger, she said, and passengers were then told to go back to the gate so that officials could "tidy up" the plane before taking off.

United Airlines issued an apology.

Video of the man being dragged off below.

Warning: The video may be emotionally upsetting to some viewers who are total pussies.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:43 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Nevergiveup: "The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an inves ..."

flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "What is the correct ration of sprouts to bacon? ..."

Anon a mouse...: "Well here's the thing ... *picture of Chelsea* ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i]: "One thing that is becoming abundantly clear. ..."

Cliff Clavin [/i]: " Most shepherds are on their feet all day. Don't ..."

Lizzy[/i][/b][/s]: ">>A little too Mterowest. Go east.Charles ri ..."

[/b][/i][/s]Muldoon: "Okay. Now I'm motivated to do my annual parody of ..."

Mama AJ: ">>2:1? 1:2 would work for me. I like brusse ..."

BourbonChicken: "Mark Steyn: [i]In a typically artful invention, ..."

Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher: "I'd guess it's the Charles. Grandma lives in Conc ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "Xmas songs are playing on channel 70 Sirius Radio ..."

Anon a mouse...: "If you boil the sprouts for about 5 minutes, then ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64