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Passenger dragged from United plane at O'Hare reaches settlement with airline

Passenger dragged from United plane at O'Hare reaches settlement with airline

The United Airlines passenger who was bloodied and dragged down the aisle of a plane after refusing to give up his seat has reached a settlement with the carrier and will not sue the city, attorneys for the passenger said Thursday.

Dr. David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was one of four passengers on an April 9 flight leaving O'Hare International Airport who were picked to be involuntarily bumped to make room for airline employees. When Dao refused to leave the plane, the airline called in Chicago Aviation Department officers, who dragged him off the flight.

Dao suffered a concussion, broken nose and sinus injury, according to his attorney Thomas Demetrio, who had said he...

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