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United Airlines Dodges U.S. Fine for Passenger-Dragging Scandal

Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on April 11, 2017.

Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on April 11, 2017.

Photographer: Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images

United Continental Holdings Inc. avoided a fine for the April incident in which passenger David Dao was dragged off a plane by Chicago security officials.

The U.S. Department of Transportation found that an enforcement action against United wasn’t warranted, according to a May 12 letter that was obtained by Flyers Rights through an open-records request. The nonprofit organization on Wednesday posted a link to the letter in a newsletter.