International search for missing Malaysian plane

An international search and rescue operation is underway after a passenger jet disappeared over the South China Sea early this morning.

ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman has the latest:

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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.