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United to pay compensation to plane passengers

United to pay compensation to plane passengers

One officer was placed on leave Monday, one day after the incident.

New footage has emerged of the moments immediately before Dr David Dao was violently dragged from a United Airlines flight, which had been overbooked.

"We are not going to put a law enforcement official onto a plane to take them off.to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger; we can't do that". Three other passengers eventually agreed to leave, but Dao insisted he needed to return home to care for patients.

They lawyers and a relative of Dao plan to talk to the media Thursday.

Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans will also speak.

As the flight waited to depart from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to Louisville, Kentucky, officers grabbed the doctor from a window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. Attorney Thomas Demetrio said Dao was discharged from the hospital Wednesday night and didn't remember much about the incident.

"The Chicago Department of Aviation continues reviewing the details surrounding the incident", said Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride.

Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an IL state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident.

Mr Munoz said United would be examining its incentive program for volunteers on overbooked planes.

When too few volunteers came forward, law enforcement was tasked to select random passengers and force them off the plane.

"The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment", Munoz said.

On Wednesday Dao's lawyers filed an emergency request at the IL state court to require United and the city of Chicago to preserve the recordings, cockpit voice recordings, passenger list, and other evidence pertaining to the incident on Sunday night.

The motion also asks for United's protocol for removing passengers and for the personnel file of the Aviation Department employee who removed Dao from the plane Sunday and was later suspended. "This is wrong", "Look at what you did to him" and "Busted his lip".


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