Police violently drag man from United plane after airline reportedly overbooked flight
By Corey Charlton
Several passengers captured the scene and the disturbing footage appears to show that the man was left bleeding from the mouth after his face was smashed against an arm rest during the scuffle.
Security are seen wrenching the man from his seat and then dragging him down the aisle and off the plane.
The man, who has not been identified, lets out a bloodcurdling scream during the ordeal, as one passenger yells, "No, this is wrong!"
The incident occurred on a United Airlines flight that departed Chicago and was bound for Louisville, Ky. on April 9.
Many passengers filmed the incident on their phones, and one said the man was a doctor who was required to fly home for work.
Tyler Bridges tweeted, "Not a good way to treat a doctor trying to get to work because they overbooked."
"He told the police and the United employees he had to be at the hospital in the morning to see patients," Bridges further explained.
A spokesperson from United Airlines confirmed to WHAS that "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.
"We apologize for the overbook situation."
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