— Tyler Bridges (@Tyler_Bridges) April 9, 2017
United Airlines had a passenger dragged off a flight at O’Hare International Airport Sunday after the flight was overbooked. The disturbing video of the incident which quickly went viral showcases the United Airlines passenger screaming — as officers pull him from his seat.
Another passenger Audra Bridges captured the incident and shared a video on Facebook:
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) April 10, 2017
The flight was bound for Louisville, United spokesman Charlie Hobart said in an emailed statement to BuzzFeed.
Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.
We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities.
Bridges also shared a video of the aftermath.
— Tyler Bridges (@Tyler_Bridges) April 10, 2017