Defunct British airline Go will pay a disabled woman GBP 170,000 ($300,000 or so) after airline staff tried to "force her" into her seat during a 2001 flight. Says the woman:
"My husband, Ralph, who is 72 and has Parkinson’s disease, told the
cabin crew that I would not be able to get in the seat they were giving
because there was not enough room," she said. "They said, ‘Yes she
will’. Then they started to manoeuvre me and try to push me to get into
the seat. I got wedged. My knee buckled. In the end I was dragged out
into the aisle. Other passengers tried to help me."
That sounds like how most passengers feel getting into seat 27B.