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Alaska Airlines accused of 'disability discrimination' after forcing teen with Down syndrome to deplane after throwing up

Alaska Airlines has been accused of “disability discrimination” by a woman who says her family was forced to deplane because her teenage brother with Down syndrome threw up, NBC News reports.

Meaghan Hess has issued a written statement about her brother Patrick’s attempt to fly from St. Louis to Seattle with their parents on Monday. Hess, who was not traveling with her family, says Patrick vomited “a little,” prompting airline staff to allegedly force the group off the flight and leave them “stranded” until the next morning.