latest as at 5:35pm Dec 30th:
Latest Press Conference Dec 30 @3:40pm Debris of the crashed plane and bodies found!
~ Earlier media reports below
Extracts of media reports
Commented by: An Observer
It is truly a sad incident coming to the end of the year 2014.
The myth of flight QZ5801 of Air Asia should still be classified as a missing case until more concrete evidences are discovered.
The mindset for analysing a missing case is quite fundamentally different from a crash incident.
For a clear-cut crash of an air plane, the approach to it is based on collected evidences and crash site analysis.
However, for a missing case of an air plane the approach should be, although still have to conduct immediate search and rescue operations, the authority concerned should quickly formulate a set of viable or plausible SCENARIOS in view of the incident’s circumstances, conditions and intelligence, hence be able to establish an effect blueprint for the scpoe of search and investigation.
In the case of flight QZ8501, scenarios can be formulated based on the following conditions:
1. Essentially it is due to weather condition;
2. Primarily due to human error, ie. Poor judgement;
3. A combination of both the weather and human error.
So far, it seems to be no link to any terrorist action. (?)
Without formulating plausible scenarios for a missing case, just trying very hard to search over the sea water alone will take a much longer time to find out what was wrong with Flight QZ8501.