Mystery plane in the desert

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 08:44
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G'day All
I had a look on google earth, looks to be near the Santa Teresa road, but couldn't find it.

http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2009/01/30/30231_ntnews.html

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:29

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:29
Might have been the weekly drug flight , I read the news item , when people find objects on Google Earth I would have thought they would mark the spot...
Like the 2 I found Outbound from Sydney and Inbound

S33 48 19.0 E151 21 04.3

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S34 09 41.4 E151 13 40.5

And you can see the ghosting effect
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:33

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:33
Lotzi

The pic looks more towards somewhere east of Numery Station in the Simpson Desert proper. It seems to be desert country whilst around Santa Teresa there is more Mulga scrub.

It is a pretty in conclusive photo. It also looks more like a military style aircraft.

Its quite possible that it is a light refraction putting a passing airtcraft in proximity to the ground.

Good story though!...lol
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Follow Up By: DIO - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:52

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 09:52
The 'passing aircraft' you are referring to is most likely the aircraft used to take the photographs used to compile the images that make-up Google Earth. Contrary to popular belief, they (the photos) are not taken from satellites.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:15

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:15
Oh Gawd, You are a card, DIO. Where did you dream that one up?



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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:59

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:59
DIO
Excellent thinking on that one mate.

Oh yes, please remind me, what aircraft flies at 60000km above the ground?? I must have forgotten the make & model!!!!

Theories are great until put to the test.
Cheers Colin.
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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 11:02

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 11:02
G'day Willem
Yep, it does look to be closer to the edge of the Simpson, lay of land and plant size, correct on the Mulga scrub, while there doesn't appear to be any shadow below the aircraft.
Just another thing to ponder over the red @ red o'clock tonight.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:41

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:41
DIO

Google Earth is made up of mostly Satellite Images from DigitalGlobe but they also use high resolution Aerial Photos when available. The Database is being constantly updated from all available sources. You can usually see where they have used aerial photo's as the image tint is usually different.



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Follow Up By: mowing - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:43

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:43
DIO, Can you keep the Friday Funnies for Friday.....Taken from aircraft.....please!

My money is on an aircraft in flight, twin jet with engines on the rear tail such a Citation or lear jet ie business jet. Not a boeing 717. It has not broken up so I doubt if it has landed in the Simpson Desert. Probably on a flight to Alice or Broome. IMHO


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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 12:56
Geez ,give me a harder one..lol

S24 28 53.56 E134 47 31.84

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Follow Up By: Ranger75 - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:46

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:46
My money says it's not remotely connected with aircraft.

It's 40 metres long and has a shot line run at 10 o'clock.

Someone's been digging holes thereabouts and the country rock has been brought up to the surface.

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:24

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:24
Ranger,
I'm with you, while I agree it looks like an aircraft, I ran the google ruler over it and it must be a Jumbo jet (747) It measured over 36mtr long by 26mtr wide.
That's one big mother of a plane.
Colin.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:20

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:20
If I've entered the co-ordinates supplied by equinox correctly into Oziexplorer it's about here!



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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:28

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:28
34°22'53.05"S 150°59'52.91"E

Checkout this freighter, I reckon I can see a guy on the desk and he is doing a cross word...Yer I can and he cant get 12 across
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:48

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:48
Have a look at the ones off Newcastle you can read the "H" on top of the hatch..
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:59

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:59
Sure he's not playing Solitaire Bonz?

Ever time I've played it within 5 minutes some bugger shoves his head over my shoulder and says, "that red 7 will go on the black 8 you know"

EPIRBS are too bloody slow, pack of cards and a game of Solitaire will get you rescued in minutes!

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Reply By: eerfree - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:08

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:08
Have a look at 34 48 25.86 s 149 14 44.84 e

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:22

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:22
eerfree
Thats a plane on (near) final approach to Fairburn air base Canberra.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:07

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:07
Hang on.....
Ill shoot out and have a look.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:11

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:11
Good man, let's know what you find!

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:30

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:30
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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:18

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:18
Lotzi
While I agree it looks like an aircraft, I ran the google ruler over it and it must be a Jumbo jet (747) It measured 36mtr long by 26mtr wide.
That's one big mother of a plane.
Colin.
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Follow Up By: mowing - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:30

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:30
Hi Colin, Those measurements are if the aircraft is on the ground, not if it is in the air. 747-400 is 70mtrs long and 64mtrs wide (wing span) Citation business jet (with engines on the tail as shown are 19.5 mtrs wide and 19.5 mtrs long. Put it in the air at say 30,000 ft and this will appear larger. My money is still on the Syd -Bme business flight as per the above.

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Reply By: Members-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:34

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:34
G'day all ,,
while on this subject ,, what do we think this could be ,, I tend to think its a satalite between us and the one they use !!

All the best , Neil ..

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Reply By: trilogy - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:12

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:12
Hi
Here are a few good google earth co-ords
50.010083,-110.113006 indian head
44.244273,7.769737 pink bunny
33.225488,-111.5955 operah by aliens
38.265652,105.9517 scale model for training tank drivers
15.298693,19.429661 camels and donkeys
52.069207,4.3139865 car on wall
10.903497,19.93229 elephants
30.541634,47.825445 ship fall over
46.765669,-100.79274 truck fall over
48.825183,2.1985795 fighter in carpark
52°1'44.67?N, 4°17'20.73?E crane fall down

just copy and paste coords into "fly to"
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