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Google Earth underwater plane mystery solved


Posted on Thursday, 8 November, 2018 | Comment icon 5 comments

Is this actually a plane on the seabed or is something else going on ? Image Credit: Google Earth
Robert Morton had been browsing a satellite map of Edinburgh when he spotted a submerged plane offshore.
Situated just off the coast of the Scottish capital, the aircraft seemed fully intact yet appeared to be sitting just beneath the surface of the ocean, as though it had crash-landed and sunk.

The discovery generated some heated debate on social media with Internet users arguing over whether there really was a plane there or not.

"I was just looking on Google Earth on Monday and, by chance, I came across the picture of the aircraft," said Morton. "It looks like it is the sea, just off the coast of Edinburgh."

"It looks like it is underwater."

Inevitably, however, the sighting turned out to have a rather mundane explanation.

"In short, each satellite image you see on the map is actually a compilation of several images," a spokesman for Google explained.

"Fast-moving objects like planes often show up in only one of the many images we use for a given area."



Source: Scotsman | Comments (5)

Tags: Google Earth, Plane

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Carlos Allende on 8 November, 2018, 19:50
Sometimes, _just sometimes_ reality is nothing like Grand Theft Auto V.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Talion78 on 8 November, 2018, 20:11
There wasn't a mystery in the first place, he even said it's very likely it was a plane caught by the satellite.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seanjo on 9 November, 2018, 9:23
Anyone with an ounce of common sense would have known this.
Comment icon #4 Posted by highdesert50 on 9 November, 2018, 14:41
A delightfully compelling exercise on the naivete of humans.
Comment icon #5 Posted by jbondo on 9 November, 2018, 15:41
Crap! I told my friend, Fred Clutch, they finally found Amelia Earhart! I thought about calling her Amelia Airhead, but then I remembered her name is actually, "Earhart", and obviously Earhead just doesn't have the same comedy cache. I'm sure you can see my delima.


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