Shocking video: United Airlines officer forcefully drags passenger from overbooked flight -- as he bleeds from mouth

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Stomper Edwin alerted Stomp to a video that has been circulating online of a United Airlines official forcibly yanking a man from his seat and dragging him off a plane the airline had overbooked. 

In the distressing footage, the man appears to have hit his head against an elbow rest during the scuffle, leaving him bloodied and dazed.

An official can then be seen dragging the man down the aisle and off the plane as distressed passengers watch in horror. 

One woman can be heard protesting, "What are you doing? This is wrong, look at what you did to him."

According to Facebook user Audra D. Bridges, a passenger who claims to have been on board United Flight 3411 when the incident happened, the flight was overbooked and the management wanted people to volunteer to give up their seats for crew personnel.

She said: "They randomly selected people to kick off so their 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 man darted back onto the plane and pleaded with staff to let him take the plane home 10 minutes later, reported TorontoSun.

The airlines also reportedly confirmed in a statement that a passenger aboard Fight 3411 refused to leave the aircraft.  

"Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked," United Airlines said in a statement.

"After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate. We apologise for the overbook situation.”

The incident also prompted United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to issue a statement.

In a tweet posted last night (Apr 10), Oscar said: "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.

"Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened.

"We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation."

We note that the apology seems to be targeted only towards the people who had to give up their seats for the United Airlines personnel, and not for the man who was forcibly dragged off the plane.