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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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Malaysian minister rubbishes missing plane speculation

Malaysian transport minister Mishamuuddin Hussein has rubbished speculation surrounding Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Mishamuuddin Hussein told reporters:

  • Reports the aircraft continued flying for some time after last contact are "inaccurate"
  • Chinese satellite images were released "by mistake" and do not show any plane debris
  • The aircraft was fully serviced on 23 February and was not due for another until June

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