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08:26 GMT - "No trace" - Hamid Mohamad Amin, director of operations with the Malaysian maritime enforcement agency, tells my colleague M. Jegathesan: "We have our ships and planes in the South China Sea and Malacca Strait looking for the missing aircraft." Malaysia Airlines has said Zaharie, a Malaysian, joined the carrier in 1981 and had accumulated 18,365 flying hours. His co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid, also from Malaysia and aged 27, joined in 2007 and had 2,763 flying hours. A portion, possibly a metre (1.1 yard) of the wing tip, was torn," Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told reporters.