Horrific Video Shows Passenger Bloodied And Dragged Off Overbooked Flight

Horrific Video Shows Passenger Bloodied And Dragged Off Overbooked Flight [WATCH]

By Wires | The Trent on April 11, 2017
United Airline Passenger
A United Airlines airplane sits at a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, June 18, 2011. | Gary Hershorn/Reuters

A new video of the passenger who was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle of an overbooked United Airlines aircraft shows the man repeatedly saying “just kill me” as blood drips from his mouth.

“Just kill me, just kill me,” the man said in a video posted on Twitter by Kaylyn Davis, who says her husband was on the overbooked flight on Sunday evening. Another video taken by her husband shows the man repeating, “I have to go home.”

In a statement, police said they were summoned after the passenger “became irate” after he was asked to leave the oversold flight.

“Aviation Officers arrived on the scene attempted to carry the individual off of the flight when he fell,” the statement said. “His head subsequently struck an armrest causing injuries to his face. The man was taken to Lutheran General with non-life threatening injuries.”

A video posted on Facebook Sunday evening showed security forcibly pulling the passenger from his seat after he refused to leave the overbooked flight. The man could be heard screaming as a security official grabbed his arms and then proceeded to drag him down the aisle of the United aircraft.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened an investigation into the treatment of the United Airlines passenger.

DOT said in a statement Monday, April 10, 2017 that it was reviewing whether United complied with rules on overbooking flights that require airlines to establish a reasonable procedure on how to deal with passengers if they don’t volunteer to give up their seats:

Hattip to Time Magazine, HuffPost


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