Indonesian officials believe airliner crashed

Indonesian authorities are searching for a Sriwijaya Air passenger plane that they now believe crashed minutes after taking off on a domestic flight.

The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at 2:36 p.m. Saturday, local time. Transport officials say it veered off course and disappeared from radar over the sea about four minutes later.

The plane was bound for Pontianak in West Kalimantan Province with 62 people on board, including 12 crew. Officials say all are Indonesians.

The country's rescue and search agency and Navy say they have pinpointed the site where the aircraft went missing.

They added they have recovered what may be parts of the aircraft in the waters.