- Around 12 p.m. local time, reports of floating debris started to came in. Later, Indonesian Search and Rescue team found 10 objects 95% believed from the plane, resembling plane door and life jackets.
- A navy chief spokesman told reporters separately on Tuesday that the "crew had visual of people at sea surface, not far from the debris."
- The location of the debris is around 105 nautical mile from Pangkalanbun, Kalimantan, Indonesia and the depth of the area is around 25-30 meters
- According to a live conversation with head of Indonesian SAR team on Malaysia's Awani TV, the Indonesian navy discovered 6 bodies, 3 of them have been recovered.
- There's a possibility that the plane might exploded in the air.
- Current SAR teams include 30 ships, 15 planes and 7 helicopters from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, USA and South Korea
- Flight QZ8501 vanished from the radar screens on Sunday morning over the Java Sea about 40 minutes after taking off from Surabaya to Singapore. There were 155 passengers and 7 crews mainly from Indonesia.
- The aircraft had reportedly requested to deviate from its original flight path to avoid thick clouds and rise to a height of 38,000 feet from the initial height of 32,000 feet.
UPDATE 8.18 p.m. local time:
- More than 40 bodies have been recovered
- Indonesian president confirmed that debris found earlier are from the plane
- 65% of the cargo are believe to be in tact
- Air operations are suspended at 6.22 p.m. local time and will be continued at 7.30 a.m. tomorrow. Current weather around the area is not so good with waves up to 2-3 meters.
- There are already several ships on site, including a Singapore ship. None of the victims are alive.
TVOne has apologised to families for showing graphic image of floating, near naked body. The image prompted hysterical scenes from bereaved— Michael Bachelard (@mbachelard) December 30, 2014
Commander of 1st Indonesian Air Force Operational Command Rear Marshall Dwi Putranto, right, show airplane parts and a suitcase found. The suitcase is believed to belong to a child passenger whose identity is still unknown.
Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & live conference on TV