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The mystery leaving travelers around the world feeling all sorts of concerns, but according to Billings Logan Airport Officials, travelers aren't letting the Malaysian mystery affect their travel plans.

Logan Airport Director of Aviation and Transport, Tom Binford, says February ticket sales were up 5% from last year, and lines are only getting longer.  According to Rocky Mountain College Aviation Director, Dan Hargrove, the last time someone was killed on a United States commercial airline was back in 2009.

"This industry is good. They will figure it out. It will take a great deal of time.  There was an accident several years ago of the coast of South America, Air France, and it took them two years to get the black boxes off the bottom of the ocean. Then, the answer to the problem was very clear. We have to be patient, but it's a very strange situation though," says Hargrove.

He adds that four billion people have flown United States' commercial airlines safely in the last four years.  He says the odds of being struck by lightning, far exceeds the chance of being involved in a plane crash.

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