A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 persons on board has gone missing shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Air officials said the plane lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.
Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in altitude in less than a minute.
A number of residents of an island near where the plane disappeared told the BBC they had found objects they thought were from the plane.
According to AirLive.net, there were 62 people on board – 56 passengers, four crew members and two pilots.
Of the 56 passengers, 46 were adults, seven were children and three were infants.
According to reports gathered a fisherman who goes by the name Solihin, said he had witnessed a crash and had seen debris from an airplane.
The airplane company has confirmed the incident and it stated;
“Sriwijaya Air is still in contact with various related parties to get more detailed information regarding the SJ-182 flight from Jakarta to Pontianak.
“Management is still communicating and investigating this matter and will immediately issue an official statement after obtaining the actual information.”