A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has long gone missing soon following just take-off from Indonesian cash Jakarta.
More than 50 men and women are considered to have been on board the passenger airplane at the time of the incident.
The plane misplaced get hold of en route to Pontianak, found in the West Kalimantan province of the state, officers explained.
Photographs of what appeared to be plane particles appeared on Tv set and social media, when the transport ministry explained search and rescue endeavours were being underneath way.
Past get in touch with with the aircraft, with the get in touch with sign SJY182, was designed at 14:40 regional time (07:40 GMT).
The typical flight time to Pontianak, positioned on the west of the island of Borneo, is an hour-and-a-fifty percent.
According to registration facts, the aircraft is a 26-year-aged Boeing 737-500.
Sriwijaya Air, a neighborhood funds airline which flies to Indonesian and other south-east Asian locations, mentioned it was nevertheless accumulating info about the flight.
The aircraft is not, nonetheless, a Boeing 737 Max, the design concerned in two important crashes in current decades.
The initially of all those, in 2018, involved an Indonesian Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea about 12 minutes just after choose-off from Jakarta killing 189 folks.
Impression: Markus Mainka/DPA/PA Photographs