United Airlines management reportedly informed passengers of the “overbooking” of seats and asked for volunteers to come off the flight. When that didn’t happen – they then selected passengers at random. Horrified passengers looked on – and filmed – as the still unidentified 69-year-old man was forcibly removed and bloodied up by several security officers. Come to find out that the “overbooking,” was the company wanting to fly a crew to another destination.
Here’s where it gets really interesting. The CEO of United Airlines is calling the passenger that was forcibly removed from a plane in Chicago yesterday "disruptive and belligerent." That comment flies in face of what witnesses reported – that the man simply refused to give up his seat, saying he paid for it – that he was a doctor and had patients to see the next morning. No one's standing by the O'Hare Police. The main officer involved has been put on leave - and it's being reported that no one from the airline blessed that kind of force to be used. Please be aware that the video is pretty graphic.