Pa. man claims his disability got him kicked him off plane

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A northeastern Pennsylvania man claims he was recently removed from an American Airlines flight because of his disability. (WPVI)

A northeastern Pennsylvania man claims he was recently removed from an American Airlines flight because of his disability.

Mark Smith works for Pride Mobility, a motorized wheelchair company in Exeter.

He also has cerebral palsy.

Smith boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Monday night.

But says he was ordered off the plane and rebooked on a later flight.

"I was in shock. I was confused and in disbelief because I fly so often for business," he says.

Smith claims American Airlines never explained why he was taken off the flight.

American Airlines issued a statement apologizing to Smith and has reached out to him regarding the incident.

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