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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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Malaysia Airlines: 'Flight MH370 still missing'

The Malaysian Airlines aircraft that 'disappeared' en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is "still missing" and has not landed, spokesman for the company told CNN.

Fuad Sharuji, Vice President of Operations for Malaysia Airlines, said that there had been no distress call or no indication that the aircraft was in difficulty.

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing - the US company that make the 777-200 aircraft - have tweeted their concern over the incident.

According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the plane lost communication over Vietnam with the control department in the Ho Chi Minh area at 1.20am local time and that radar contact also was lost.

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.

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