Soma Sen ('Wing and Prayer', #317) is absolutely right in saying it is too early to draw conclusions on the crash. The jury is still out, so to speak. Has the information from the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder been analysed? It takes weeks, if not months, to conduct a proper air crash investigation.
Despite all this, we've had 'experts' passing judgement on the cause of the crash. Some said it was pilot error, others bad weather and difficult terrain, and a few have even gone as far as saying the pilots were flying under pressure from their
To compound all this, we now have a judge heading the investigating committee. In what way can someone with his background help an air crash investigation other than providing legal advice? It is logical to have legal advisers on air crash investigation committees, but to have one as a chairperson is beyond my realm of understanding.