Police marched a Birmingham family off an aircraft – after a row over a disabled four-year-old’s seating arrangements.
Mum Sabrina McCarl said she was “humiliated” by Monarch staff after she protested that her young son Tiago could not sit alone and wear a safety harness for take-off.
The dispute ended with police boarding the craft and the family leaving the plane with it still on the ground at Birmingham Airport.
But Monarch insisted they were “removed” because of their “threatening and abusive behaviour towards the cabin crew”. “Everyone stared at us as we were led off the plane by police,” Sabrina said. “It looked like we were criminals. It was disgusting.
“Tiago found it very distressing.
Tiago has epilepsy, global developmental delay and septic optic dysplasia, which causes severe seizures, and Sabrina said he had previously flown sitting on her lap and wearing a child’s seat belt.