NEW VIDEO: “Just Kill Me!” – Bloodied Passenger Costs United Airlines 1 Billion In Company Value
(Via CNN Money)
New video footage shows the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight on Sunday with his face covered in blood muttering, “Just kill me”. The viral video of the man’s violent removal due to overbooking has caused a 3 percent drop in market value on the stock market.
The initial video, which surfaced Monday, showed the unidentified man being hurt while security staff yanked him out of his seat and off the plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Several passengers recorded the incident on their phones and posted video on social media showing three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers dragging the man, who has not been identified, down the aisle by the arms and legs while other passengers shout in protest.
He continued to resist after he was removed and ran back onto the airplane, face bloodied from the encounter. Following the backlash, United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement calling the incident “upsetting” and apologized “for having to re-accommodate” customers.
But that failed to appease many customers. Public relations analysts have also panned the company’s public response to the incident.
Anger was not limited to the U.S. The incident was the number one trending topic Tuesday on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, attracting more than 100 million views. China is one of United’s most important growth markets.
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