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United apologizes after 2015 video shows employee pushing 71-year-old passenger to floor

United apologizes after 2015 video shows employee pushing 71-year-old passenger to floor

United Airlines issued an apology Tuesday after a video was released of a Houston-based employee pushing a 71-year-old passenger to the floor during an argument over a ticket. The man was left lying there motionless.

The confrontation took place about two years ago but was detailed in a lawsuit filed last week in Harris County, Texas. The airline is still facing fallout over an incident with David Dao, a passenger who was violently dragged off a flight in Chicago in April.

The video of the Texas pushing incident was obtained and broadcast Tuesday evening by Houston news station KPRC.

The passenger, Ronald Tigner, a Houston lawyer, is suing United and two of its employees...

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