Search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Rescuers are continuing the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for over two days with 239 people on board.

Investigators have said they are looking at the disappearance from "every angle" as they ruled out two potential leads.

Hundreds of relatives continue to wait anxiously for news on loved ones.

Vietnamese military personnel look out of a helicopter during a search and rescue mission off Vietnam's Tho Chu island. Credit: Reuters
The disappearance has been described as an 'unprecedented mystery'. Credit: Reuters
Authorities have so far failed to find any trace of the plane which was carrying 239 people. Credit: Reuters

Read: Relatives' anguish as mystery of missing jet continues

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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.