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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 signal' detected by Vietnamese search and rescue

A flight information board displaying the Scheduled Time of Arrival of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Vietnamese search and rescue operations have not picked up any signal from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Vietnamese rescue official has said.

"We have been seeking but no signal from the plane yet," Pham Hien, director of a Vietnam maritime search and rescue coordination centre in Vung Tau, told Reuters.

Vietnamese and Chinese media had reported that a signal from the plane had been picked up. The reports did not identify what kind of signal.

"The information on local media about the signal near the Cape Ca Mau was inaccurate," Pham said.

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