Thursday, 15 June 2017

(Photos) Grandfather sues United Airlines for $1m after employee knocked him unconscious

A 71-year-old United Airlines passenger was left unconscious after asking an airport worker to print a new boarding pass for him, according to a $1million lawsuit.

Frequent flier Ronald Tigner claims he spoke to UA worker Alejandro Anastasia at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas and was knocked out cold in the moments that followed.

Shocking CCTV footage released by Click 2 Houston, shows the pensioner being shoved and falling onto his back - and not one employee rushes to his aid in the minutes that followed, his lawyer says.

The lawsuit comes after footage of Dr David Dao being violently removed from an overbooked flight in Chicago went viral and wiped $1billion from UA's share price.

William Hoke, Mr Tigner's lawyer, told KPRC : "This is just one of the most inhumane things I've ever seen in my life .

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