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2 people from Redding killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

CBS News has confirmed that two of the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash were from Redding.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 3:47 PM

REDDING, Calif. - CBS News has confirmed that two of the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash were from Redding. 

Brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffle were on board among eight Americans who died in the crash. 

Teri Okita reports that its Boeing's second deadly accident in five months involving a 737 Max-8 jet. 

In addition to Ethiopian Airlines, China's Aviation Authority, as well as Indonesia and Cayman Airlines, have grounded their 737 Max-8 jets. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has not taken any action at this point. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates. 

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