A Lion Air Boeing 737-800 has crashed into the sea off the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Images from Indonesian newspapers show that the aircraft's fuselage broke into two in between the wings and the tail, and is floating in shallow waters.

The aircraft's registration is PK-LKS, says Indonesia's director general of civil aviation Herry Bhakti.

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He says that the initial reports indicate that the aircraft, which was on a scheduled service from Bandung to Bali, veered off the runway 50m before its end while landing and went into the sea. The incident took place at 1510h local time.

He adds that there were "over 100" passengers on board and all are safe.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news