USS Kidd sent to Indian Ocean after ‘indication’ of Malaysian jet crash

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Following days of mystery, the United States has stepped forward and announced that authorities have seen an “indication” that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner may actually have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

A senior Pentagon official said to ABC that the USS Kidd is moving into the area to kick off a search.

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“We have an indication the plane went down in the Indian Ocean,” the official said, to ABC.

That comes on the heels of a report that found the plane may actually have flown between four and five hours after it disappeared from radar.

The announcement also comes just after Malaysian authorities said they expanded their search to the Andaman Sea for missing plane parts and asked for India to lend a helping hand. The plane was carrying 239 passengers when it went missing.

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