Dr. David Dao, the Kentucky based doctor who was assaulted and forcibly dragged off of a United Airlines flight in 2017, has broken his silence about the ordeal.
Dao was seated with his seatbelt already fastened on a flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky on April 9, 2017 when an airline employee told him he had to deplane because the flight was overbooked, according to ABC News.
A former aviation police officer who was fired after dragging passenger Dr. David Dao off a United Airlines flight has filed a lawsuit against the company and the Chicago Department of Aviation.
In the suit filed in Cook County on April 10, James Long argued that he was not properly trained to deal with misbehaving passengers and that United Airlines “knew or should have known” that calling officers to “remove a passenger who was refusing to leave their plane would require the use of physical force.”
United Airlines is once again under heavy fire after it mistakenly flew a Kansas-bound German Shepherd to Japan.
Kara and Joseph Swindle, along with their two children and their pet German Shepherd dog, Irgo, were in the process of moving from Oregon to Wichita, Kansas, when the horrible mishap happened, according to KCTV5.
Yohan Vang of Michigan has raised a few eyebrows for his Halloween costume this year — Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in April 2017.
“Y’all like my costume? Me as the united airline passenger,” he said in an Instagram post along with a photo of his unmistakable portrayal of the bloodied physician.
Chicago’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson reported that an aviation security sergeant and an officer were fired, one served a two day suspension, and another voluntarily left his position on the force after the incident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded their investigation into the April 9 incident where Dao was dragged off an over-booked plane, stating that his civil rights had not been violated. United Airlines had been notified of this decision on May 12, but the information had not been made public until September 6 when an advocacy group, Flyers Rights, released the letter after they had acquired it through an open-records request.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter went on a rant against Delta Air Lines after being removed from the extra legroom seat she paid for on a flight from New York to Florida on Saturday.
She expected the same sympathy United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao received after he was forcibly dragged from his seat by security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in April, leaving him bloodied and bruised, Newsweek reported.
United Airlines announced earlier on Thursday 10 major policies to prevent another incident of violently removing a passenger and improve customers’ experience — and some changes have already been implemented.
The announcement comes after the shocking video of Dr. David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a flight because United needed extra seats for standby crew members, went viral on April 9, leaving the man with a concussion and two missing teeth.
Dr. David Dao, the unfortunate (but now probably incredibly rich) passenger assaulted and dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month, was apparently an accomplished musician in Saigon before he left for the U.S. in 1975.
Dr. Dao was particularly known as a songwriter who held two folk-themed titles, “Tat Nuoc Dau Dinh” and “Ta Ve Ta Tam Ao Ta,” the latter of which won him the top prize of a music competition.
Thomas Demetrio, the attorney representing Dr. David Dao, the man forcibly dragged out of an overbooked United Airlines flight in early April, has reached a settlement with the United Airlines, his Chicago firm announced Thursday.
Dr. Dao’s lawyers, Thomas A. Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio and Stephen L. Golan of Golan Christie Taglia, and United’s legal representatives have worked out the settlement with a condition that the amount remain confidential.
It was Dr. David Dao’s fault all along why he ended up with a bloody face during that infamous United Airline incident earlier this month, if the report of an aviation officer is to be believed.
According to the report filed by James Long, the officer who pulled the 69-year-old Vietnamese American out of his seat, the passenger was “verbally and physically abusive”, and had been “flailing his arms” before he lost his balance and hit his mouth on a seat’s armrest.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not be promoted as company chairman next year, according to a federal filing on Friday.
Munoz reportedly initiated the decision himself, as he “desires to remove the provisions…related to the future appointment of Executive as Chairman of the Board” and leave “future determinations related to the Chairman position to the discretion of the Board.”