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Antsy toddler kicked off plane at Seattle airport

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:11 a.m. HST, May 30, 2012

SEATTLE >> A 3-year-old boy who refused to use his seatbelt never got off the ground when he and his father boarded an Alaska Airlines flight at an airport in Seattle.

The pilot returned to the gate at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday and asked the father and the boy to get off.

Alaska Airlines says it was a matter of safety and the pilot would rather deal with it on the ground than in mid-flight.

The father, Mark Yanchak of Everett, told KIRO-FM the crew overreacted.

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serious wrote:
If the father can't control the boy why put the blame on the crew?
on May 30,2012 | 05:54AM
olos73 wrote:
The father probably is a "brat" himself.
on May 30,2012 | 08:28AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yes, get those rotten kids and their parents off flights.
on May 30,2012 | 06:16AM
olos73 wrote:
Father probably was raised spoiled like his son.
on May 30,2012 | 08:31AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Parents can't force their own children to obey, otherwise the ACLU will have them in court for "abuse". Wouldn't be surprised if the local ACLU attorney gave his card to the 3 yr old already...
on May 30,2012 | 06:25AM
Classic_59Chevy wrote:
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on May 30,2012 | 07:02AM
ptofview wrote:
Or ambulance chasers!
on May 30,2012 | 07:31AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Up until you need one. I hope that won't be anytime soon for both Classic_59Chevy and ptofview. Just saying.....
on May 30,2012 | 08:21AM
ptofview wrote:
Father can't handle his three year old, wait till the kid's 13!
on May 30,2012 | 07:33AM
phileijorgensen wrote:
Hmm...a 3-yr old that controls his parent? What is the world coming to? I never knew what it was like to control Mom and Dad. My parents used a proven method to keep me under control...discipline! I loved my parents and I also feared them. This Dad should be ashamed of himself! Pathetic!
on May 30,2012 | 07:51AM
phileijorgensen wrote:
BTW - I have 6 keiki under the age of 10 and they all know to do what their parents say. Once again, it's called discipline and if we love our keiki, we will apply discipline when necessary.
on May 30,2012 | 07:55AM
busterb wrote:
If Ron Paul was President, the FAA would be abolished and all whiny kids could ride! Damn...
on May 30,2012 | 08:01AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Good, don't mess with an airplane, it's not a Disneyland ride.
on May 30,2012 | 08:03AM
kainalu wrote:
Try explaining to a 3-year old the concept of death. They won't get it, because they're 3-year olds. And that's the thing about babies and toddlers, without the continuous nurturing and assistance of an older human, they would simply die. I would hope there's more to this story than a simple unrulely child. I'm going to guess that the father didn't cooperate too.
on May 30,2012 | 08:03AM
mrluke wrote:
The child DOES NOT need any explanations!
on May 30,2012 | 08:18AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
You want an explanation? DO IT OR ELSE!
on May 30,2012 | 03:57PM
jess wrote:
The crew overreacted or the father under-reacted?
on May 30,2012 | 08:17AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Possibly both. But seems to be the way of the world now. Many have low tolerance for others actions or inactions and many do not take responsibility for their actions or inactions. It's usually someone else's fault. I miss those good 'ole days where people were more respectful and considerate of each other.
on May 30,2012 | 08:24AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Interesting. Alaska Airlines allows an infant up to age two, to be held in the arms of their parent (not seat belted) during the entire flight. They do not provide child restraint devices. That is not a safety issue to them. Newborn to two, they don't care....after two, then they care. That being said, this kid is on track to be included on next months no fly list.
on May 30,2012 | 09:06AM
PaloloValley wrote:
Mainland style, hold everyone else responsible, except me. Typical.
on May 30,2012 | 12:27PM
entrkn wrote:
Make him ride in the belly with the other animals...
on May 30,2012 | 12:43PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Your going overboard,entrain.
on May 30,2012 | 09:48PM
bullturd wrote:
Don't blame the the kid. He's acting like a tired, cranky3 year child. That's what they do. Next trip, Ride on the Bus! Hahahahaha
on May 30,2012 | 01:29PM
stanmanley wrote:
If the child ended up injured, the father would've said, "The crew did not react."
on May 30,2012 | 02:03PM
alohacharlie wrote:
I flew from HNL to SF on May 25 on Hawaiian. There was one little boy who was about 3 years old who kept walking up and down the isle and crying about half the time and it started right after the announcement that we were about to depart. I had an isle seat and saw no parent in sight. Several passengers old enough to know better kept commenting about the lost little kid. As we taxied away from the gate a "parent" came sundering down the isle to retrieve the child. Once airborne, the lost little kid resumed his wanderings including when the flight attendants were trying to serve things. I was disappointed that the flight attendants did not corral the kid and return him to his "parent" who most likely did not have a clue who Dr. Spock even was. I was pleased to read that the AA pilot removed the kid and his father from the plane. I only hope they made the "NO Fly List"
on May 31,2012 | 11:25AM
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