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Doctor dragged off United Airlines plane settles for undisclosed sum

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:15 PM
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, photo, people stand in line at a United Airlines counter at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

The Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago earlier this month has received a financial settlement from the airline.

Lawyers for 69 year old Dr David Dao say a condition of the payout is that the amount remains confidential.

Dr Dao was violently removed by airline law enforcement officers after refusing to give up his seat to United staff.

Video of the bleeding Vietnamese-American doctor went viral online and sparked international outrage.

PHOTO: In this screen grab taken from a Facebook video a passenger is dragged by an agent from an alleged United Airlines flight.

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