Harrowing last pic mum posted with smiling kids after boarding missing plane

A mum wrote a post on Instagram just minutes before the Indonesia plane crash which saw the aircraft dive into the sea just moments after it took off.

Ratih Windania took to her social media just moments before she went missing after boarding the Boeing 737 at Jakarta airport.

Reports say the aircraft had 62 passengers and crew on board at the time when it crashed yesterday, Saturday, January 9.

The mother shared a photo of herself and her two laughing children beside her with the emojis blowing kisses.

Taking to the caption, she typed out and published: "Bye-bye family. We're heading home for now."

Tragically, minutes later the internal flight crashed into the sea and Ratih is still missing.

The flight disappeared from radar screens minutes after the plane took off and reached an altitude of 10,900 feet.

In the picture Ratih uploaded, she can be seen sitting next to her two children on the plane all grinning as they pose for the snap.

One of the children can be seen pulling a funny face as he holds up the peace sign.

Ratih's brother Irfansyah Riyanto has since taken to his own Instagram account to ask his loved ones and followers to pray for them.

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Sharing a picture of their family, he wrote in the caption: "Pray for us."

Following the suspected crash, Indonesian authorities have said they have recovered pieces of wreckage and body parts on Sunday.

They were recovered from the waters north of the capital where Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ 182 disappeared while experiencing in rainy weather.

Photos have emerged of the scene showing rescuers pulling debris from the water as they desperately search for survivors.

Residents of the area of Thousand Island have said they heard two explosions before finding items in the sea.

Local government official Surachman informed Kompas TV that fishermen found what appeared to be the wreckage of a plane in waters north of Jakarta and a search was underway.

Ratih's brother Irfansyah had his sister and four other relatives on the flight.

He said his relatives had originally been due to take an earlier flight operated by Sriwijaya's unit NAM Air and he was unclear why that was changed.

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