United Airlines video: Man dragged off flight so staff could take his seat, leaked email reveals

A passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight was removed so staff could take his seat, a leaked email to airline employees has revealed.

Footage of the incident was shared widely on social media and has prompted outrage. The man – who said he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat patients the next day – was filmed with blood flowing down his chin afterwards, saying: “I want to go home, I want to go home.”

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