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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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Relatives' anguish as mystery of missing jet continues

The families of the 239 passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight continue to wait for news on loved ones.

Earlier, a floating yellow object and an oil slick seen in the sea were ruled out as possible links to the disappearance.

Authorities have said they are extending the search area in a bid to locate the aircraft which has been missing since the early hours of Saturday.

Relatives of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry inside a hotel they are staying. Credit: Reuters
The families of the missing passengers continue to wait anxiously for news. Credit: Reuters
The missing plane was carrying 239 people. Credit: Reuters

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