(Cell Phone Video from Audra Bridges)
by Twisted History Producer John Kelly
This Day In Twisted History: April 9, 2017, Chicago O'Hare Airport
David Dao Duy Anh, a Vietnamese-American passenger was forcibly dragged off United Flight 3411 despite having paid for his seat. He refused to give up because he is a doctor, and needed to see a patient the next day.
The next morning, United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement which appeared to justify the removal of Dao, referring to it as "re-accommodating the customers."
Later (after their stock dropped sharply) they backtracked and said: "No one should ever be mistreated this way."
Bonus Twisted History:
In true internet hero fashion, David Dao was later outed for his questionable past. From The Independent:
“Doctor dragged off United flight was felon who traded prescription drugs for secret gay sex with patient half his age and took them himself – and he needed anger management, was ‘not forthright’ and had control issues, psychiatrist found,”
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