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United Allegedly Throws Off Retired Professors After Flight Attendant Loses Their Boarding Passes

Two years after Dr. David Dao was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight, the airline is embroiled in yet another incident involving elderly passengers.

Dr. Jessie Au, 68, and her husband Dr. M.G. “Guill” Wientjes, 66, retired professors of pharmaceutics from Ohio State University who have been married for almost 40 years, told Forbes that they were kicked off a United flight on June 24.

Dr. Dao Reveals He ‘Cried’ After Watching Himself Dragged Off United Flight in 2017

David Dao

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.

Officer Who Dragged David Dao Sues United Airlines for Not ‘Training Him Properly’

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.”

Hero Chinese Doctor Saves Two Airplane Passengers During Trip to the U.S.

People are praising Chinese doctor Wu Xiaobo, and hailing him as a hero after he saved a couple of airplane passengers — on two separate occasions — during his trip to the United States.

While on the United Airlines flight to Los Angeles on September 29, a fellow passenger suddenly fell unconscious and began vomiting, according to Beijing Youth Daily via AsiaOne.

Officers Who Brutally Assaulted Dr. David Dao Finally Fired 6 Months Later

Two of the four aviation officers responsible for dragging Dr. David Dao off a United Airlines flight in April have been fired, according to NBC News.

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.

United Will Not Be Punished For the Dragging of David Dao Off Plane, Federal Officials Say

Federal officials have announced that they will not be punishing United Airlines for the dragging incident involving Dr. David Dao, according to US News.

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.

Ann Coulter Was Butthurt Over Delta, But Wanted David Dao Deported After United Abuse

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.