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Plane may have managed to ditch, say analysts

First funeral takes place; crisis centre for identifying victims, morgue set up at hospital in Surabaya

The first funeral took place on Thursday afternoon after one of the bodies was formally identified as a woman named Hayati Lutfiah Hamid, and was handed over to her family in Surabaya.


AS search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say that the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.

The Airbus 320-200 left the Indonesian city of Surabaya early on Sunday and...