12/30/2014 11:51 EST | Updated 03/01/2015 05:59 EST

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: How familes learned about the fate of passengers

Some friends and families of the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 learned the fate of their loved ones when a local station carrying a search and rescue news conference cut suddenly to live pictures of a woman's body floating in the Java Sea.

CBC's Adrienne Arsenault reports on the family members of the victims, the passengers and one family who missed the flight by minutes.