The passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight has been identified as 69-year-old grandfather Dr. David Dao.
Horrifying footage shows the Vietnamese-American being hauled off the overbooked flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Sunday, April 9. Dr. Dao was heard in videos captured of his shocking eviction saying he needed to get home to Louisville so he could see his patients.
United Airlines says its agents “were left with no choice” except to call the Chicago Department of Aviation to get Dao off of the flight. When officers arrived, they were unable to get Dao to cooperate, so they physically removed him through the aisle of the plane.
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Who Is David Dao?
Dr. David Dao is a 69-year-old grandfather. He has previously worked at Hardin Memorial Hospital and has owned a medical practice.
According to The Daily Mail, Dao’s wife Teresa, 69, is a pediatrician who trained at Ho Chi Minh University in Saigon and also practices in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Their eldest son Tim, 34, practices medicine in Texas; their second son Ben, 31, is a medical graduate; their daughter Christine, 33, is a doctor in Durham, NC; and their youngster daughter Angela, 27, is a medical graduate of the University of Kentucky.
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