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Toddler removed from Alaska Airlines flight

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SEATTLE, Wash. – The father of a three year old boy says the crew of an Alaska Airlines flight overreacted after his son refused to buckle up.

The pilot returned to the gate at Sea-Tac Airport and asked Mark Yanchak of Everett  and his son to get off.         

Alaska Airlines says the boy refusing to use his seatbelt was a matter of safety, and the pilot would rather deal with it on the ground than in mid-flight.

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