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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.


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