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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.

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Malaysia Airlines: Still no sign of missing aircraft

There is still no sign of the Boeing 777 that disappeared from radar carrying 239 people early this morning, Malaysia Airlines officials has said during a news conference in Beijing.

"We are not hiding anything. Information that comes through we have actually transposed to you guys as well," said Ignatius Ong, the Chief Executive Officer of Firefly, a Malaysia Airlines subsidiary.

Ong arrived in Beijing with a team of 93 counsellors, most of them Mandarin speakers, that will provide psychological support to the relatives of the passengers.

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