A shocking map shows a Boeing 737-500’s final moments before it vanished after allegedly falling 10,000 feet in just sixty seconds.
The Sriwijaya Air passenger jet is believed to have crashed into the sea with more than 60 people on board, including 10 children.
The air traffic website Flightradar24 reports that the plane fell over 10,000 feet in about a minute.
The location map shows the plane flying over the sea before turning sharply and disappearing.
The plane appears to have fallen into the water just four minutes after taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.
According to Flightradar24, the Boeing 737-500 ‘classic’ lost the signal shortly after 7.30 a.m. (GMT) as it drove to Pontianak in West Kalimantan Province.
The Indonesian Navy has said it has obtained the last known coordinates of the missing jet and ships are being sent to the area.
All on board the plane were Indonesians, said the Indonesian Committee for Traffic Safety.
Navy officer Abdul Rasyid told reporters, “The coordinates have been found and communicated to all naval vessels in the area.”
Photos show rescue workers pulling debris out of the water in a desperate search for survivors.
An Indonesian rescue agency confirmed that alleged debris from the flight was found.
According to the agency, no radio signal was detected.
Thousand Island residents said they heard two explosions before finding objects in the sea.
Surachman, a local government official, told Kompas TV that fishermen had found the wreck of an airplane in the waters north of Jakarta and that a search was ongoing.
Other channels showed images of suspected rubble.
“We found some cables, a piece of jeans and bits of metal on the water,” Zulkifli, a security officer, told CNNIndonesia.com.
The Indonesian Navy deployed 11 ships to search for the debris underwater.
The aircraft is not a 737 Max, the Boeing model that has been involved in two major crashes in recent years.