Malaysia Airlines plane found by Courtney Love

Malaysia Airlines Plane Found By Courtney Love, Or So She Thinks

The Malaysia Airlines plane missing for 10 days now has presented one of the most baffling mysteries in recent memory, leaving intelligence agencies, governments and many of the world’s most skilled airline accident investigators absolutely stumped. But now the mystery has been solved — by Courtney Love.

The eccentric 49-year-old rock star and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, along with more than 600,000 other amateur searchers, took to scanning the waters where the Malaysia Airlines plane is believed to have sent it last signal, using high-resolution satellite images on the site Tomnod.

She took to Twitter early Monday morning to post a photo that she believes reveals the missing plane, under the water, near an oil slick that is presumably jet fuel spilled from the Boeing 777-200.

She also posted the results of her Malaysia Airlines search on Facebook, saying,”I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick.”

She added that she located the plane under waters, “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?”

Her Facebook post was shared more than 1,500 times and one of her Tweets, including the above photo, was retweeted almost 600 times.

New York Magazine contacted Courtney Love to ask her how she located the alleged Malaysia Airline plane, and if she had any help.

“Yeah I went to the satellite site and just uploaded tons and tons of pictures,” she said. “I really doubt aliens took it. It’s got to be somewhere. I’m a little obsessive.”

The former Hole frontwoman turned armchair aviation investigator added a caveat later via text message.

“I mean I don’t know anything about aviation per se,” she wrote. “I saw an article asked people to help search on Tomnod.com so I decided to give it a shot. I figured a plane would still be leaking some fuel so I searched for signs of an oil slick. I found one and there appeared to be an object nearby. I don’t know if it is the plane or not.”

While the internet has been having a bit of fun with Courtney Love’s attempt to find the Malaysia Airlines plane, to give her credit, her heart is certainly in the right place.

“I hope they find the plane, I pray they’re still alive, it’s sad and my heart goes out to all those involved,” said Love. “It’s the least I can do.”

Love is also far from the only non-avation expert busily searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tomnod says it has received about 650,000 “tips” from users combing through its satellite images in hopes locating any trace of the missing Flight MH370.

Unfotunately, Tomnod says that the spot where Courtney Love believes that she located the plane has already been examined — and dismissed as a candidate for the Malaysia Airline plane’s location.

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