Call off the dogs: Courtney Love has a lead on that missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Nine days after flight MH370 went missing, the Hole frontwoman took to Facebook to share her theory, pointing to an ocean-view photo and claiming, "I'm no expert, but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick."
The Beijing-bound Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared on March 8. The last signal received from the craft came in at 1:19 a.m., with the co-pilot stating, "All right, good night" to air traffic controllers. Immediately following, the transponder was shut down.
Love followed up her photographic proof with some hard facts, citing "It's like a mile away, Pulau Peak, where they 'last' tracked it, 5°39'08.5"N 98°50'38.0"E, but what do I know?"
She was one of many millions of people usingtomnod.com, a website that allows visitors to scan thousands of miles of satellite imagery to try to locate the missing aircraft.
The last confirmed siting of MH370's location was noted at 2:14 a.m. by military radar as it headed west over the Strait of Malacca, and an additional satellite record at 8:11 a.m. indicated a faint, final "ping" from the disabled ACARS system.
Theories surrounding the whereabouts of the missing craft have run the gamut from piracy and terrorism to alien abductions. Although it feels unlikely Courtney Love would solve the mystery, her probing can't hurt.