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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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Tense wait for news as officials investigate missing jet

Relatives are facing a tense wait for news as officials continue to establish what happened to the Malaysia Airlines plane which has been missing for over two days.

NBC News correspondent Keir Simmons reports from Kuala Lumpur:

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