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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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'No reason to believe' crew caused plane to disappear

A senior Malaysia Airlines's executive has said the airline has "no reason to believe" any actions by the crew caused the disappearance of the missing Boeing 777.

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft has been widened further. Credit: REUTERS/Kham

Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director of Malaysia Airlines, told Reuters: "We have no reason to believe that there was anything, any actions, internally by the crew that caused the disappearance of this aircraft."

The search for the aircraft has been widened today to cover an area stretching from China to the Andaman Sea.

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