Local travelers react to plane crash that killed 157


    Several countries are grounding their Boeing 737 MAX model planes following Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia that claimed the lives of 157 people. (WJAC)

    Several countries are grounding their Boeing 737 MAX model planes following Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia that claimed the lives of 157 people.

    An NBC report says American Airlines has 24 MAX 8 jets and will be monitoring the investigation into the deadly crash.

    Travelers in State College say they didn't have second thoughts about stepping on a plane despite the accident.

    "I still believe American flight companies are very safe, it's safer than driving obviously, so taking a plane, that's the way to go," said Ricky Horner.

    Federal agents with the National Transportation Safety Board and inspectors from Boeing have traveled to Ethiopia.

    This is the second fatal accident involving a 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the last five months.

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