United Passenger Stung By Scorpion On Board Flight, CBS News Reports

Apr 14, 2017, 10:35
United Passenger Stung By Scorpion On Board Flight, CBS News Reports

Demetrio said the concussion has caused Dao to have had "zero memory of going back on that plane".

"I am writing to you today to convey that such an incident would be unacceptable in Canada". When asked how often United offers the maximum $1350 allowed under the law to incentivize removals, United said it would answer later through committee.

No telling how long this turbulence will last. "That's it. Not a big deal".

On Wednesday, Dao's lawyers took the first steps toward a future lawsuit, asking that surveillance video and other evidence from the scene be preserved.

"I would defy anyone to suggest that there was not an unreasonable amount of force used to help Dr. Dao disembark that plane", Demetrio said in a press conference Thursday.

Airport officials have said little about Sunday's confrontation and nothing about Dao's behavior before he was pulled from the jet that was bound for Louisville, Ky. Slater said that bumping passengers to accommodate airline employees happens infrequently, .

Dao's daughter, Crystal Dao Pepper, also appeared at the news conference. She described her dad as a "wonderful father" and "loving grandfather".

Munoz said he was committed to "fix what's broken so this never happens again".

"I was hired to make United better and we've been doing that and that's what I'll continue to do", Munoz said, when asked about calls for his resignation on the ABC television show "Good Morning America".

And Slater called it "a very disturbing moment we pledge will never happen again".

In making that assurance, Burke was referring to the role of the aviation officers, who have police training but are not armed with guns.

Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was removed by police from the United Express flight Sunday at O'Hare Airport in Chicago after he refused to give up his seat on the full plane to make room for four airline employees. This will include a thorough review of crew movement, our policies for incentivizing volunteers in these situations, how we handle oversold situations and an examination of how we partner with airport authorities and local law enforcement.

They show a bloodied Dao being dragged by his hands off a plane after he refused to give up his seat for a flight crew that needed to get to Louisville, Ky., the next day.

"It wasn't even a matter of overbooking". He said they are investigating and gathering information for a lawsuit against the airline and the City of Chicago.

The major Middle Eastern airlines have a longstanding, bitter rivalry with US carriers, who accuse them of having an unfair advantage in competition for worldwide passengers. Are we really going to start taking them off then?

U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said he was "floored" by the poor treatment received by a United Airlines passenger who was dragged off a flight and seriously injured this week, and said he hopes the incident will be a wake-up call to airlines to improve treatment of their customers.

No passengers on the plane have mentioned that Dao did anything but refuse to leave the plane when he was ordered to do so. Demetrio said Dao's wife was also on the plane.