David Dao, the man who was violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight last Sunday, has filed an emergency court request for the airline to preserve evidence.
Bloodied and screaming, David Dao was filmed being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight at Chicago O’Hare airport last Sunday.
In the days to follow, United Airlines experienced a PR disaster as public outrage gained momentum. Calls to boycott the airline were trending on social media with no signs of media outlets dropping the story.
There were calls for the airline’s chief executive, Oscar Munoz, to resign as his leaked letter to United employees appeared to blame the “disruptive and belligerent” passenger for Sunday’s incident.
United Airlines’ share price nosedived on Tuesday, wiping nearly $1bn off the company’s value.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Munoz issued a second ‘softer’ apology saying he was committed to “fix what’s broken so this never happens again”.