满脸是血!美联航超额订票暴力赶客 华人乘客被暴打后强行拖走

上周日美联航一架从芝加哥飞往路易斯维尔的航班,因超载居然强行拖拽亚裔乘客下机,事情经过画面让很多人震惊,美联航的宣传语一直是:"Fly the friendly skies",也是讽刺。

Oh my God,”在视频片段中的一名女子向警察呼喊:“这样对人是不对的!”

美国联合航空(United Airlines)周日一班由芝加哥飞往肯塔基州最大城市路易斯威尔、编号为UA3411的国内航班,因超额订票而将一名不愿意下机的华裔乘客强行拖走。有乘客拍下片段并上载至互联网,航空公司亦因此遭网民闹爆。联合航空事后发表声明确认事件,表示为此深表歉意。

香港东网4月11日报道称,涉事客机型号为Embraer 170,原订于傍晚5时40分起飞,但是联合航空发现航班超额订票,为让4名机组人员能于翌日抵达路易斯威尔,以为隔日的航班做准备,便在机上寻求4名自愿下机的乘客,承诺赔偿400美元及一夜酒店住宿;但加至800美元都无人放弃登机,航空公司决定用电脑随机抽出4人。

一对被抽到的男女平静接受,但一名自称是医生、与妻子同被抽中的亚裔汉拒绝下机,表示翌日要到路易斯威尔医院见病人。在争持不下的情况下,3名机场执法人员决定强行拖走男子。

从当时的片段及照片可见,该名亚裔汉被至少两名警员拖离坐位时,曾一度发出惨叫,头部更疑似撞到隔邻坐位,被拖走时衣衫不整且眼镜亦滑落,额头及口部有血,更有乘客指他被打晕;亦有乘客为男子抱不平,说:“我的天啊!看看你们做了什么!”

被拖走的男子在约10分钟后挣脱,并返回到机上,喃喃自语说:“我要回家,我要回家。”、“杀死我吧!”。

有乘客指他当时满面鲜血,并似乎变得迷迷糊糊,但最终仍然被人带走,而涉事航班则因事件而延迟约3小时起飞。

美国联合航空发言人表示,公司有遵循正确的程序,指该航班必须起飞,故通知芝加哥警方协助。联合航空行政总裁穆尼奥斯对事件深表歉意,表示正与当局合作了解详情,并已与该名男子对话接触,希望可以解决问题。惟大批网民仍然炮轰航空公司,指摘做法荒谬,更指他们可能会因公关问题造成数以百万美元的损失。

拍视频女乘客的丈夫泰勒说,被强行拖走的男子似乎说因为他是中国人,而被选中。而赶走男子后,4名机组人员登机,乘客让他们就座,但无不表示“在这家公司打工,你们应感到羞耻吧。”其中一名涉嫌粗暴拖走乘客的警察,已被下令休假接受调查。

(来源:环球网)

United Airlines has caused a public uproar after videos of three police officers dragging a passenger off an overbooked plane were posted online and went viral.

The videos, posted on Twitter and Facebook by two passengers, Jayse D. Anspach and Audra D. Bridges, show a man being forcibly pulled out of his seat and dragged through the plane, his glasses askew, as passengers exclaim in shock.
The incident apparently occurred on United Flight 3411 before it departed from Chicago O'Hare International Airport for Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday.
One of the officers involved has now been placed on leave. ‍

Anspach posted a video of the incident on Twitter, saying: “#United overbooked and wanted 4 of us to volunteer to give up our seats for personnel that needed to be at work the next day.”
“No one volunteered, so @United decided to choose for us. They chose an Asian doctor and his wife,” Anspach explained.
Bridges posted another video on Facebook commenting: “Please share this video… United Airlines overbooked the flight. They randomly selected people to kick off so their standby crew could have a seat. This man is a doctor and has to be at the hospital in the morning. He did not want to get off. We are all shaky and so disgusted”

The videos show a man who looks Asian screaming as three officers pull him out of his seat. Other passengers are heard protesting, with one woman telling the officers “What are you doing? No, this is wrong!”
United said the flight was overbooked and it chose four people at random when nobody volunteered to disembark.
United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized on Monday for having to “re-accommodate” customers. "This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United," he said in a statement, adding that the airline was "reaching out to this passenger."
Media reports however also quoted Munoz as saying the passenger was “disruptive and belligerent” and staff “followed established procedures” by calling airport police.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said the incident “was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure, and the actions are obviously not condoned by the department."
The US Department of Transportation added it was reviewing whether United observed overbooking rules, Reuters reported.

 The incident became a top-trending topic worldwide, including on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, where users expressed their anger over the unfair treatment.

“I am so angry after watching the video. It is totally violent. They said they chose the four passengers randomly. Is it true that they just happened to choose an Asian man? They thought the yellow-skinned guy dare not resist? I think an ethnic factor was involved.”
 @Dalingxian
“United Airlines just said ‘we apologize for having to re-accommodate’, but did not apologize to the injured passenger. I heard that lots of passengers have already returned flight tickets and cancelled their membership. United Airlines screwed up.”
 @ M1RANDAZENG
In addition to the furious complaints, some users focused more on what might come out of an investigation.
“People already know what happened, so how will the incident be resolved? What can we do if we encounter a similar situation? We need to think about that.”

 @GD-TXie

(From:CGTN)

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