However, his return to the plane was short-lived. When the four United employees boarded the plane, they became the targets of outrage and disgust from the other passengers. Some passengers even exited the plane over the entire ordeal, and United employees eventually had everyone de-board so they could "tidy up" the plane, according to the AP. Three hours later, the flight took off for Louisville, but the bloodied passenger was not on it. Passengers claim he was taken away on a stretcher.