Courtney Love Offers Theory on Missing Malaysian Airplane
Hole leader and Kurt Cobain widow Courtney Love has made headlines by joining the crowd-sourcing search for Malaysia Airlines' missing Flight 370 -- then quickly claiming to have solved the on-going riddle using satellite imagery.
Unfortunately, that area had already been ruled out. The singer posted a picture onto Facebook yesterday from the Gulf of Thailand, complete with red arrows pointing to possible clues about the lost aircraft. "I'm no expert," Love writes, "but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick."
She was using Tomnod, a website launched by DigitalGlobe, which has invited users to study photographs from the flight path in an effort to end this wrenching mystery. Officials with Tomnod, however, had already ruled out that area -- one day before Love's post. "Although it is still an interesting clue," they said on Sunday, "it is looking much more like the other boats operating in the region."
Flight 370, which had 239 people on board, vanished from radar on March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. After some 11 days of mystery, a number of urgent questions and scores of possible theories about what happened have inevitably emerged.
"Yeah, I went to the satellite site and just uploaded tons and tons of pictures," Love told New York Magazine, while seeking to debunk one of the wilder suggestions out there: "I really doubt aliens took it. It's got to be somewhere. I'm a little obsessive."
Love added that the image she'd been studying was not far from the spot where contact with Flight 370 was lost. "Prayers go out to the families #MH370," Love writes, "and its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they 'last' tracked it 5°39'08.5"N 98°50'38.0"E but what do I know?"