What happened to this man? Was he a victim of a terror attack? Did he rile Kim Jung Un? Did he run afoul of the US Security Service? Maybe, he slipped and fell on his face?
I have read he is a physician. Apparently, the physician was removed from the flight in a brutal manner. We are also hearing United Airlines randomly removed four other passengers from the flight.
Let's ask United Airlines.
United Airlines via a spokesperson apologized for overbooking the flight. Seriously? Overbooking flights are as common in the US airline industry as pretzels in no-First Class cabins. It is almost as common as airlines charging for passenger baggage on flights.
A United spokesperson confirmed in an email Sunday night that a passenger had been taken off a flight in Chicago.
"Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked," the spokesperson said. "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."Seriously? How about an immediately apologize for ordering heavy-handed cops to remove the passenger.
Why are we as a nation showing increasing signs of authoritarianism and associated brutality?