Indonesia plane crash LIVE: Boeing 737 missing moments after take off – latest news and updates

A PASSENGER plane with more than 50n people on board has vanished moments after taking off, it has been reported.

The Boeing 737 went missing shortly after take-off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta today.

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 fell 10,000ft in less than a minute and plunged into the Java Sea, reports say.

Flightradar24 tweeted: "We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia.

"We hope to have more information soon."

Follow the very latest news and updates of the missing plane in our live blog below.

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    INDONESIAN SOLDIERS ARE SEEN AT SOEKARNO-HATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Credit: REUTERS
    Credit: REUTERS
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    LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SAYS FISHERMEN FOUND WRECKAGE OF AIRCRAFT IN WATERS NORTH OF JAKARTA

    Surachman, a local government official, told local TV station, Kompass TV, that fishermen found what appeared to be the wreckage of an aircraft in waters north of the capital.

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    MORE DEBRIS SPOTTED IN JAVA SEA

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    INDONESIA'S TRANSPORT MINISTRY LAUNCH RESCUE PROBE

    Indonesia’s transport ministry says a search and rescue probe has been launched after contact was lost with the pilot.

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    HOW OLD IS THE PLANE?

    The aircraft was first part of Continental Airlines in 1994 before joining Sriwijaya Air’s fleet in 2012.

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    WHEN WAS THE FLIGHT LAST IN CONTACT?

    According to AirNav Radarbox data, the last contact was at 2.40pm local time after a drop from 10,900ft to 7,650ft.

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    WHAT WAS THE NUMBER OF THE FLIGHT?

    The flight that has gone missing is flight SJ182 of Sriwijaya Air.

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    WRECKAGE FOUND IN JAVA SEA

    Credit: Twitter
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    RESCUE WORKER FINDS DEBRIS IN JAVA SEA

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    DEBRIS SPOTTED FLOATING IN JAVA SEA THIS MORNING

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    FLIGHTRADAR TWEETS ABOUT MISSING PLANE

    Flightradar24 tweeted: "We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia.

    "We hope to have more information soon."

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    FLIGHT PATH OF MISSING FLIGHT

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    CRASH TIME

    The Boeing 737 plane reportedly crashed four minutes after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta today.

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    BREAKING

    A passenger plane has vanished moments after taking off in Jakarta, it has been reported.

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