Passenger Dragged Off United Flight in Chicago

StoryfulPublished: May 27, 20173 views
Published: May 27, 2017

A passenger was forcibly removed by authorities from a United Airlines flight in Chicago on Sunday evening, April 9, when he refused to give up his seat for airline crew. He made his way back onto the plane at one point.

According to one witness, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/audra.dickerson/videos/vb.12932532/10104378182069960/?type=2&theater" target="_blank">writing on Facebook</a>, United “randomly selected people to kick off so their standby crew could have a seat.”

“After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate,” United <a href="http://www.whas11.com/news/local/man-pulled-of-united-airways-plane-in-chicago-set-for-louisville/430022787" target="_blank">said in a statement</a> released to WHAS11. “We apologize for the overbook situation.”

Later, United tweeted a comment from <span class="caps">CEO</span> Oscar Munoz apologizing and saying the company was “reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”

And on Tuesday, <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/11/united-ceo-employees-followed-procedures-flier-belligerent/100317166/" target="_blank">United told <span class="caps">USA</span> Today the flight was not overbooked</a> but that it had been seeking to remove passengers to accommodate airline crew that need to get to Louisville for another flight.

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