The ‘C-L’ in the photo above? The signature of Courtney Love, singer, celebrity, and amateur satellite image analyst. Love posted the photo to Facebook after looking at satellite shots of the potential Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash area, and she’s pretty damn sure she’s got this one figured out.
Love posted to Facebook, “I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” and she’s exactly right; she is no expert.
A more serious update on the MH370 situation came from the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia earlier today, who stated that the Chinese national government, “conducted meticulous investigation into all the (Chinese) passengers, and did not find any evidence of sabotage activity” that would indicate any of the Chinese passengers had a role in the plane’s disappearance.
Ambassador Huang Huikang said that the government’s search has eliminated the possibility of terrorist or sabotage activity by any Chinese nationals onboard, but he has been less than encouraging about Malaysia’s response to the plane’s disappearance, saying, “The Malaysian government has insufficient capabilities, technologies and experience in responding to the MH370 incident, but they did their best.”
According to the South China Morning Post, China is sending ships into an expanded search area which includes a “120,000-square-kilometre area in the Bay of Bengal, west of the Andaman Islands, and another [search area in the] 180,000-square-kilometre, narrow stretch of waters southwest of Indonesia’s Sumatra and Java islands.”
In other words, this plane could still be in a hell of a lot of different places.