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Indonesian officials shows airplane parts and a suitcase found floating on the water near the site where AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared.
Relatives of passengers of the missing AirAsia Flight 8501 react upon seeing the news on television about the findings of bodies on the waters near the site where the jetliner disappeared, at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday, painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea and was lost to searchers for more than two days.(AP Photo/Trisnadi)
Surabaya, Indonesia (CNN) - For families of some people on board AirAsia Flight QZ8501, the devastating images came without warning.
Officials had just told them they were 95% certain they had found wreckage from the plane. But there was no word about their friends and loved ones.
Live video on TVs at an airport crisis center were showing coverage of the story when up popped pictures of debris, and a body in the water.
Until that moment, most of the people in the room had been watching stoically, one man told CNN's Andrew Stevens.
When the body appeared on screen, many were shocked.
"People became hysterical, they were screaming and crying. Some people fainted," said the man, who identified himself as Nasaruddin. His friend, businessman Charlie Gunawan, was on the flight, along with Gunawan's wife, three children and mother-in-law.
People burst into tears, dabbing their eyes as officials passed out tissues. Some sat still, covering their mouths, or with their heads buried in their hands.
Others had phones jammed against their ears.
The mayor of Surabaya demanded the televisions showing the images be turned off immediately, according to Nasaruddin.
The grisly images appeared during a news conference the families had been watching.
originally posted by: Smidge
There is no footage whatsoever of the plane in the water.
originally posted by: Smidge
The western media should not be so quick to believe the official storyline about this Air Asia flight either.
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