Bill Hemmer was interviewing aviation attorney Salvatore Lagonia Wednesday morning about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane when he brought up a question that very well may have been on the minds of a least a few Fox News viewers. Given that it took “100 years to find the Titanic” and “2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark, do we ever find Flight 370?”
The Fox host was apparently referring to the evangelical Christian explorers who claimed to have found the remains of the biblical Noah’s Ark on Turkey’s Mount Ararat during explorations in 2007 and 2008. “It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” Yeung Wing-cheung, a Chinese filmmaker accompanying the explorers, said in 2010.
However, even FoxNews.com publicized the finding as a “hoax” at the time. “Maybe the find on Mount Ararat in Turkey really is Noah’s Ark,” Fox’s Lauren Green wrote. “More likely, it isn’t. But if it isn’t, that won’t stop Ark enthusiasts from believing it is out there somewhere.”
“I think we find flight 370 much sooner than those two things, thank God,” Hemmer’s guest told him. “Until then, I think it’s the greatest reality show in the world.”