article-2579955-1C41D51700000578-495_634x451U.S. officials believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane may have crashed into the Indian Ocean, it has been claimed. As Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward towards India today, a senior Pentagon official has been quoted as saying there was ‘an indication’ the plane came down in the ocean. U.S destroyer USS Kidd is now reportedly being moved in to search the area, while Malaysia was due to ask for radar data from India and other neighbouring countries to see if they can trace the plane flying north west. India plans to imminently deploy airplanes and ships in the southern section of the sea, a senior Indian official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. MORE