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Satellite 'pings' revealed missing Malaysia plane's path

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The satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it managed to work out which direction the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew in by measuring the Doppler effect of hourly 'pings' from the aircraft. 

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, on March 24, 2014

Malaysia's prime minister announced earlier that the Inmarsat analysis of flight MH370's path placed its last position in remote waters off Australia's west coast, meaning it can only have run out of fuel above the southern Indian Ocean.

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