Update: United Passenger Violently Removed From Flight Takes Legal Action
Social media erupted after video of Vietnamese Doctor, David Dao being violently removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday made its rounds.
He was forcibly removed from the flight to make room for 4 crew members who needed to be in Louisville. The man was left dazed and bloodied.
As expected, David Dao has launched legal action.
Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident.
Citing the risk of “serious prejudice” to their client, Dr. David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O’Hare International Airport, to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to United Flight 3411. The filing with the Cook County Circuit Court likely presages an eventual lawsuit against United for the April 9 incident, where Dao was snatched from the seat he had paid for, and was dragged by his hands on his back off the parked plane, which had been bound for Louisville, Kentucky.
In case you missed it, here is video of the man being violently removed from the United flight on Sunday…
United Airlines says they’ll reimburse everyone on flight 3411, the one where a man was forcibly dragged off. pic.twitter.com/zSYgXmUKVd
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 12, 2017