New United Passenger Video Emerges: ‘Just Kill Me’

Video shows bloodied passenger who was dragged off an “overbooked” flight Sunday

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A new video of the passenger forcibly dragged from a United plane shows the man repeatedly saying “just kill me” as blood drips from his mouth.

Kaylyn Davis, who says her husband was on the flight on Sunday evening, posted the video in which the passenger is standing in the aisle saying “just kill me” over and over again while covered in blood. Another video shows the passenger saying “I have to go home.”

When a Twitter user asked whether he is saying, “just kill me,” Davis responded, “That is what I heard. He hit his head pretty hard earlier. He looks terrified and very confused.”

A video posted by Audra D. Bridges went viral early Sunday night in which security agents drag a screaming passenger from the overbooked flight. A United spokesperson told TheWrap in an email Monday morning that the passenger had been taken off the flight because it was overbooked.

“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate,” the statement read. “We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities.”

The Chicago Police also released a statement in which they stated that a “69-year-old male Asian airline passenger became irate after he was asked to disembark from a flight that was oversold. The passenger in question began yelling to voice his displeasure, at which point Aviation Police were summoned.”

In a statement, United CEO Muniz said “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened.”

According to NBC News, the Chicago Department of Aviation said the incident was “not in accordance with” standard operating procedure and the officer’s actions were “not condoned” by the department. The officer involved was placed on administrative leave pending review of the incident.

The incident comes two weeks after United Airlines prevented two 10-year-old girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings.

Here is the recently emerged video: