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Missing flight might have crashed in Indian Ocean

Arlington, Va. -- U.S. officials have an "indication" the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have crashed in the Indian Ocean and are moving the U.S.S. Kidd to the area to begin searching.

It will take another 24 hours to move the ship into position, a senior Pentagon official told ABC News.

"We have an indication the plane went down in the Indian Ocean," the senior official said.

The official said there were indications the plane flew four or five hours after disappearing from radar, and believes it went into the water.

Pentagon officials said the U.S.S. Kidd was being moved at the request of Malaysia and is heading toward an area where the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea meet. It has helicopters aboard that can scour the area. 

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