U.S. Officials: ‘Indication’ Malaysian Airplane Crashed into Indian Ocean

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U.S. officials have an “indication” the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have crashed in the Indian Ocean. The USS Kidd is moving to the area to begin a search. “We have an indication the plane went down in the Indian Ocean,” the senior official said.

India has also confirmed that its navy, air force and coast guard are now looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane as the search has expanded to cover an area stretching from the South China Sea to the Andaman Sea.

The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded east and west after American officials said it was emitting signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control nearly a week ago over the South China Sea.

Malaysian officials insisted that investigators had yet to reach a definitive conclusion on what radar and satellite data has shown, and said the search had expanded because efforts in current areas have not found any wreckage from the Boeing 777.

The plane carrying 239 people went missing on Saturday morning while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Correspondent Nathan Kings reports on the latest in the investigation.

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This report compiled with information from the Associated Press and ABC News.