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Man Dragged Off United Flight Gives First Interview

Dr. David Dao says he's glad the incident led to policy changes

(Newser) - Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines flight in a video that went viral, is speaking publicly for the first time since the April 2017 incident. He tells ABC News he doesn't fully remember being forcibly removed—after an airline employee told him the flight was...

Officer Fired for Dragging Man From Plane Is Suing Airline

He blames United, Chicago for incident

(Newser) - The Chicago aviation security officer who dragged a physician off a United Airlines flight last year is suing the airline and the city, claiming that their negligence led to his firing. In the lawsuit, James Long argues that United should have known that calling security to remove David Dao, 69,...

New Yorker's Comey Cover Is Generating Buzz

Jeff Sessions is the airport cop

(Newser) - A New Yorker cover generating a lot of buzz likens former FBI director James Comey to somebody else who suffered a very controversial removal: United Airlines passenger David Dao . The cover for the May 22 edition shows Comey being dragged off a plane by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a...

Aviation Cop Gives His Version of United Incident

He says physician was 'flailing, fighting'

(Newser) - The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago...

Lawyer: United Passenger Had Concussion, Lost Teeth

He and daughter of David Dao speak out

(Newser) - The United Airlines passenger forcibly removed from a plane is speaking out through his lawyer and daughter. Attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference Thursday that Dr. David Dao is out of the hospital but will need reconstructive surgery, reports the AP . The 69-year-old suffered a "significant" concussion,...

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