A passenger plane with 189 passengers and crew members on board crashed shortly after take-off in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

The Boeing 737 operated by Lion Air was on its way to Pangkal Pinang from the capital Jakarta when it crashed into sea shortly after take-off.

Officials in Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency confirmed the incident however it is yet not confirmed anyone has survived the incident or not.

The head of search and rescue agency of Indonesia Muhammad Syaugi has said they do not yet whether there any survivors.

The main cause of the incident has not been ascertained so far and there are fears that all on board the plane have died.

According to reports, the plane was carrying 189 people, including three children, two pilots, and five cabin crew members.