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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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Radar reading in Malacca Strait being investigated

Malaysia's military chief has told reporters a radar detection in the Malacca Strait - off the west coast of Malaysia - could be that of the missing aircraft.

The radar reading in the Malacca Strait (marked A) is being investigated. Credit: Google Maps

Rodzali Daud said the reading, which he explained needed to be corroborated, happened 45 minutes after the plane disappeared.

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