Satellite picked up 'electronic ping' from Malaysia plane

An "electronic ping" was picked up from the Malaysia Airlines flight by satellites after the plane lost contact with ground control, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, US officials have been given an "indication" the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.

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Families of missing plane passengers: 'It cannot be good'

Relatives of some of the 239 passengers onboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane are gathering in a Beijing hotel where the airline was expected to release more information.

Relatives of those onboard of the missing plane are gathering in a Beijing hotel Credit: Reuters

A woman wept aboard the shuttle bus while saying on a mobile phone, saying: "They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good!"

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