Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2014

We found the missing plane! Oh wait, no, hang on …

The search for missing flight MH370 continues, with yet another party coming forward to claim to be on the verge of finding it. Crikey intern Clovelle Car looks at those who might have cried wolf ...

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An Australian company claims to have found wreckage consistent with missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Perth. Are we on the verge of a breakthrough?

Not so fast — we’ve been in this position before. With the search heading into its 55th day, and officials acknowledging it may continue for years, the public can expect to endure more ups and downs as more information — and speculation — comes to light. Crikey took a look back at the near-misses of the last few months, when Australia might have jumped the gun on claiming a solution to the mystery might be nigh …

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3 thoughts on “We found the missing plane! Oh wait, no, hang on …

  1. klewso

    “Houston, we have a problem. There’s a Rabbott in the cock-pit.”

  2. MJPC

    Citizen Abbott will say anything to keep the nasties off the front page, and all of the media outlets pander to him like so many sheep.
    Why didn’t one journo question his sources?
    Is” increasingly confidant” Abbottspeak for “haven’t got a clue”?

  3. Liamj

    Maybe its an elaborate mindfuck: Toned Abs is not a liar (eg. no new taxes), just over-optimistic, or poorly informed. Or maybe he is unconsciously letting us know how to judge the reliability his graded utterances: they’re -all- meaningless.

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