Man with Cerebral Palsy forced to crawl off plane after no one assists him

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(October 25, 2015) – A man with Cerebral Palsy says he was forced to crawl off a plane after no one assisted him.

According to WRC-TV, DArcee Neal flew into Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, Tuesday night on a United Airlines flight.

Neal has Cerebral Palsy and requires a wheelchair and assistance when he travels. The airline was supposed to provide him with both of those things.

Neal says once the plane landed, he waited and waited for help to get off the empty plane, but help never came. So he was forced to crawl halfway across the jet where his wheelchair awaited.

“I mean, it’s humiliating. No one should have to do what I did,” Neal told WRC-TV.

Ironically, Neal was coming home from San Francisco where he had a speaking engagement about accessible transportation.

United Airlines has not said much about the incident other than they regret the delay in providing an aisle chair to assist Neal.

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