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Local reaction to missing airplane

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The vanishing jet, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, has captivated the world.

Many people, including those here at home, are wondering what could have happened to plane.

The Boeing 777, vanished from radar screens an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing, according to Malaysia airlines. 

More than 48 hours later, there is still no sign of the plane nor the 227 passengers, which included three Americans. 

"It's scary. I don't know, we'll find out in a couple of days what happened." said Rich Kosturko, Tourist.

At this point, it's anyone's guess where that the plane could be. Authorities believe it crashed off the Vietnamese Coast, but they haven't been able to confirm that yet. 

But they have confirmed that two people boarded the plane with stolen passports.

That news came as a shock for many, including Clare Bond. 
"With all the heightened security that we've experience, at least in this country. I was really surprised that people could board a plane with stolen passports so easly." said Claire Bond.

According to CNN… one of those passports allegedly belonged to a man named Luigi Maraldi. 

CNN says the man reported the passport missing yesterday, after receiving a call from his parents. 

Authorities have not said whether or not the stolen passports have anything to do with the vanishing plane. 

Many of the folks I spoke to today say the idea of a plane vanishing is strange, but it hasn't scared them out of flying again. 

"I've flown many times with my job, and personally on vacations, and I've flown pretty good distances, and I've flown on days when they're plane crashes. It's pretty rare, so it doesn't really bother me." said Kosturko.

I'm a little fearful to fly internationally, but not within the United States." said Bond.

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