Missing Boeing 777 'did not send a distress signal'

Boeing, the maker of the Malaysian Airlines plane that has gone missing, has issued a statement saying it was aware of reports that the Malaysia Airlines plane was missing and was monitoring the situation.

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We’re closely monitoring reports on Malaysia flight MH370. Our thoughts are with everyone on board.

The U.S.-built Boeing 777-200 aircraft last had contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, the airline's top official had said earlier.

The plane disappeared without giving a distress signal at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

Read: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with aircraft

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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.