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Authorities Drag Doctor Off United Airlines Flight In Shocking Video

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Authorities Drag Doctor Off United Airlines Flight In Shocking Video

This is the shocking moment a man claiming to be a doctor was violently dragged out of his seat aboard a plane.

The video, recorded by a fellow passenger, was taken on a United Airlines flight.

Airport security ejected the man after he refused to leave the overbooked flight because he was 'trying to get to work'.

Allegedly, the man was removed from the flight to make space for an employee.

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Credit:Twitter/@Tyler_Bridges

Credit: Twitter/@Tyler_Bridges

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Audra Bridges, who witnessed the incident, wrote on Facebook: "Please share this video. We are on this flight. United airlines overbooked the flight. They randomly selected people to kick off so their standby crew could have a seat.

"This man is a doctor and has to be at the hospital in the morning. He did not want to get off. We are all shaky and so disgusted. #unitedairways"

A Reddit user by the name of eman00619 explained that passengers were told at the gate the flight was overbooked and United Airlines were on the hunt for someone to to take another flight to Louisville on Monday.

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The offer included $400 and a hotel stay.

"Passengers were allowed to board the flight, Bridges said, and once the flight was filled those on the plane were told that four people needed to give up their seats to stand-by United employees that needed to be in Louisville on Monday for a flight," the user revealed.

"Passengers were told that the flight would not take off until the United crew had seats, Bridges said, and the offer was increased to $800, but no one volunteered."

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Credit: Twitter/@Tyler_Bridges

Credit:Twitter/@Tyler_Bridges

A manager reportedly then came aboard the plane and used a computer to select four people to be taken off the flight. A couple were selected first and quickly left. The doctor in the video was then confronted.

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United Airlines said in a statement: "After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate."

One critic on Twitter wrote: "That's some terrible PR, @UnitedAirlines. How about not dragging people off planes so that employees can take the seat?"

"UnitedAirlines Shame on you. Thank goodness this was caught on video," another said.

Another video was also released from the notorious flight showing the highly distressed man at the back of the plane, gripping curtain repeating "I have to go home," and "just kill me."

"Are you fucking kidding me?" a man is heard saying as he films the shaken man.

The identity of the man or details of how he ended up in the state seen in the clips are not currently known.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Tyler_Bridges

Topics: Security, Twitter

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