If my geese theory isn't entirely satisfying, I have two things to say to you:
1. What kind of an idiot are you to not accept the reality that is so obviously staring you in the face? Geese did it! It's as plain as the plane in the water!
2. You are absolutely right.
Not to worry, though, because once again, without even stepping out of my subterranean working quarters, I have managed to assemble the pieces of a theory based on the evidence that is staring us all in the face.
Did anyone else happen to notice that WABC, the New York affiliate of ABC, was the first network to cover the story? And did any of those people who noticed that also happen to glance ahead in the television listings to next Wednesday, when a CERTAIN ABC DRAMA about a PLANE CRASH is having its SEASON PREMIERE?
It's a PROMO! For LOST!
I has solved it again! I am genuis!