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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India to assist in search for missing Malaysian aircraft

India is to assist in the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, as the search is widened into the Andaman Sea.

The search area for the missing aircraft now stretches from China to the Andaman Sea (A). Credit: Google Maps

"Malaysia and India are in contact on this since yesterday and contact points are being discussed. These contact points will ascertain what assistance is required and what India can offer," a spokesman at the Indian Foreign ministry said.

The spokesman said it had not yet been decided what area India would search in. India has a large military command in its Andaman and Nicobar islands and its navy patrols in the straits of Malacca.

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