Update with Dr. David Dao — the man who was dragged off an United Airlines plane — his lawyer and his daughter spoke today at a news conference. His lawyer said Dao had a concussion, a broken nose, injury to his sinuses, and lost two front teeth — and that he would would probably sue. He was in the hospital to get reconstructive surgery.
Dao’s daughter, Crystal, said she was shocked and horrified by what happened to him — that the experience was worse than when he left Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975 — and that he is in a private place to heal both emotionally and physically.
United Airlines CEO Munoz has publicly apologized to Dao and said United would not use police to remove passengers from flights. He also said he would reimburse the cost of flight tickets for all 70 passengers who were on the plane.