United Airlines is reportedly compensating all customers who were on the flight in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat.
In another effort to fight the backlash and outrage over the viral video of a man being dragged off a United Airlines' plane, CEO Oscar Munoz sat down for an interview with ABC News to share his "shame" over the situation.
Lawyers for Dao filed an emergency request Wednesday in an IL court seeking to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to United Flight 3411, Reuters reported.
Embattled airline United has made a further move to smooth things over following the violent removal of a passenger, by offering refunds to all those on the flight. 'We can't do that'.
A screen grab shows passenger David Dao being dragged off a United Airlines flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in this video filmed by @JayseDavid, April 9, 2017. That list - generated hours before the plane ever got to the gate - would remain in the computer system until after the flight actually departed, said Ahmed Abdelghany, a professor of operations management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.
Dao, 69, a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is a physician specializing in pulmonary conditions.
Dao's attorneys filed a petition with the Cook County Circuit Court Wednesday requesting to preserve all potential evidence from the flight, including surveillance video recordings showing passengers boarding the plane. Those documents are often the first steps toward a lawsuit. That man later said he quit his job because Dao "pursued him aggressively" and arranged to provide him with prescription drugs in exchange for sex.
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A Chicago alderman said representatives from United Airlines and the city Aviation Department have been summoned by his committee to answer questions about Sunday's incident.
Wednesday's announcement comes two days after another officer involved in the confrontation was placed on leave.
No eyewitnesses on the plane have suggested that Mr Dao did anything but refuse to leave the plane when he was ordered to do so. "The expression of apology", Munoz said.
The video showed blood pouring from the man's mouth as he was dragged off the flight. Finding none - and no takers for financial compensation - four passengers were selected at random to give up their seats.
Likewise, the Chicago Aviation Department has said only that one of its employees who removed Dao did not follow proper procedures and has been placed on leave. "I was not concerned for my safety, nor that of my toddler's or for my pregnancy, until the police were called aboard our plane to remove him".
A Dao family member will speak on his behalf at Thursday's news conference in Chicago, along with members of the family's legal team.
Along with the airline, the City of Chicago was also named.
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