United Airlines Passenger Forcibly Removed on Overbooked Flight


(TIML NEWS) A United passenger was forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to voluntarily give up his seat. Fellow passengers on the flight posted jarring videos late Sunday night of uniformed men dragging the man off of the flight after what United called an “overbook situation.”

“This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United,” said United CEO Oscar Munoz in a statement Monday afternoon. “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly with him to address and resolve this situation.”