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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Disappearance of flight MH370 is 'unprecedented'

Malaysian Transport Minister Mishamuuddin Hussein has told reporters the disappearance of flight MH370 is "unprecedented".

Malaysian Transport Minister Mishamuuddin Hussein. Credit: APTN

He said: "Our focus has been on finding the aircraft and we have not done anything that would jeopardise this search effort...Malaysia has nothing to hide."

He added: "There is no precedent for this. The plane vanished."

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