Dao goes to court; wants United to save video, records from plane

Cheryl Sanders
April 13, 2017

The department said it is continuing its investigation.

One passenger, Louisville resident Joya Griffin Cummings, who was seated in the row behind Dao, captured a video showing the moments just before Dao was pulled from his seat. Yesterday, International Business Times reported they have reviewed what United Airlines filed with the regulators in response to these proposed changes.

Meanwhile, attorneys for Dao took a step toward legal action Wednesday by filing court papers asking the Cook County court to preserve reports and other material related to the incident.

"That is not who our family at United (Airlines) is", he said. "Currently, they are focused only on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment", said Chicago attorney Stephen Golan. He also promised that United will never again use law enforcement to remove a passenger in a similar situation.


When Dao is informed that he will be dragged off the flight, he threatens to sue United Airlines.

United Airlines is doubling down on its apology after a Kentucky doctor was violently dragged from a plane on Sunday.

The backlash from the incident had global resonance, with social media users in the United States, China and Vietnam calling for boycotts of the airline, and an end to the practice of overbooking flights.

Employees then contacted Chicago Aviation Department officers to help remove Dao.


He also called the forcible removal "truly horrific". The four top-ranking members of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the airline and Chicago airport officials for more information about what happened.

Alderman Mike Zalewski said he did not know who will represent the airline before the Aviation Committee, but Munoz has been notified of the hearing scheduled for Thursday.

"I don't think anyone looks at that video and isn't a little disturbed that another human being is being treated that way", said Spicer on Tuesday.

Dr. David Dao was dragged off a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday, after the crew tried to find four passengers willing to give up their seats to allow four United employees to get on the flight. "And this can never, will never, happen again on a United Airlines flight", Muñoz pledged.


United CEO Oscar Munoz's non-apology for "having to re-accommodate" the passengers didn't help much either. Dao and Munoz had not spoken as of 11 a.m. WATCH: MUNOZ INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWSMunoz said the incident was the result of a system failure.

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