Dragged passenger David Dao reaches settlement with United Airlines

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CHICAGO —United Airlines has reached a settlement agreement with the passenger who was bloodied and dragged down the aisle of a plane after refusing to give up his seat, attorneys for the passenger said Thursday.

Dr. David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., suffered a concussion, broken nose and sinus injury during the April 9 incident on a plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to his attorney, Thomas Demetrio.

Demetrio praised United for accepting responsibility for the incident and announcing policy changes aimed at preventing similar incidents.

“For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded,” Demetrio said.

Dao’s attorneys declined to disclose the amount of the settlement.

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