Some 170 crew and passengers have emerged unscathed from an Indonesian jet which overshot a runway at a Bali airport before plunging into the ocean.

The plane, owned by the Indonesian airline Lion Air, was attempting to land at the Denpasar airport on Saturday afternoon when it missed the runway. Photographs posted on Twitter show a rescue effort of dinghies rapidly attending to the ditched jet.

The plane can be seen to have split almost in half but remains intact.

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This photo, posted by user @fzair on Twitter, shows the jet ditched in the ocean

Sky News have reported that police chief Arif Wahyunadi told local television that all passengers were safely evacuated.

According to the AFP news agency, less than a dozen passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries, but it is believed there are no casualties from the crash.

According to the Daily Mail, one airport official said: "We believe all the passengers and crew are safe. They are currently being attended to by medical staff, police and airline officials.

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Denpasar airport in Bali

"We will know what happened later but it appears the aircraft overshot the runway. Fortunately it has come down in shallow water."

The exact timeline of events leading up to the crash is still unclear. Bali is one of the world's most popular holiday locations.

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  • In this photo released by Indonesia's National Rescue Team, rescuers stand near the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/National Rescue Team)

  • In this photo released by Indonesia's National Rescue Team, rescuers stand near the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/National Rescue Team)

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    A Lion Air Boeing 737 (R) lies submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013. An Indonesian plane carrying more than 100 passengers broke in two after missing the runway at Bali airport on April 13 and landing in the sea, leaving dozens injured but no fatalities. AFP PHOTO/Karna Surya Putra (Photo credit should read Karna Surya Putra/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Lion Air Boeing 737 lies submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013. An Indonesian plane carrying more than 100 passengers broke in two after missing the runway at Bali airport on April 13 and landing in the sea, leaving dozens injured but no fatalities. AFP PHOTO/Karna Surya Putra (Photo credit should read Karna Surya Putra/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Lion Air Boeing 737 (R) lies submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013. An Indonesian plane carrying more than 100 passengers broke in two after missing the runway at Bali airport on April 13 and landing in the sea, leaving dozens injured but no fatalities. AFP PHOTO/Karna Surya Putra (Photo credit should read Karna Surya Putra/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Lion Air Boeing 737 lies submerged in the water after skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013. An Indonesian plane carrying more than 100 passengers broke in two after missing the runway at Bali airport on April 13 and landing in the sea, leaving dozens injured but no fatalities. AFP PHOTO/Karna Surya Putra (Photo credit should read Karna Surya Putra/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In this photo released by Indonesia's National Rescue Team, rescuers stand near the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/National Rescue Team)

  • This photo released by Indonesia's National Rescue Team shows rescuers at the crash site of a Lion Air plane in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/National Rescue Team)

  • The wreckage a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo)

  • In this photo released by Indonesian Police, the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Indonesian Police)

  • Indonesian fishermen hold a part of the wreckage of a Lion Air plane in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo)

  • In this photo released by Indonesian Police, a rescue worker stands at the doorway of a crashed Lion Air plane on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Indonesian Police)

  • In this photo released by Indonesian Police, the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Indonesian Police)

  • The wreckage a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo)

  • The wreckage a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo)

  • A passenger injured in a plane crash is carried on a stretcher for a medical treatment at a hospital in Jimbarn, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, April 13, 2013. A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • A passenger injured in a plane crash in a wheelchair is carried for medical treatment at a hospital in Jimbarn, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, April 13, 2013. A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Passengers who were injured in a plane crash sit on chairs after receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Jimbarn, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, April 13, 2013. A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • A passenger injured in a plane crash in a wheelchair is carried for a madical treatment at a hospital in Jimbarn, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, April 13, 2013. A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • A passenger injured in a plane crash on a stretcher is carried for a medical treatment at a hospital in Jimbarn, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, April 13, 2013. A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Young foreign tourists take a baby turtle from buckets to be released to ocean during a campaign to save sea turtles on Kuta beach, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Sea turtles in Indonesia have long suffered from poaching for their meat, fat, shells and eggs. (AP Photo/ Firdia Lisnawati)

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    KEDONGANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - APRIL 13: Injured passenger Ketut Manis from the Lion Air passenger plane crash receives medical treatment at hospital on April 13, 2013 in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia. The Lion Air passenger plane with over 100 passengers and crew onboard, crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali after it overshot the runway at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. At least 22 people have reportedly been injured with no fatalities. (Photo by Sayoga/Getty Images)

  • Passenger Jet Crashes Into Sea Near Bali Airport

    KEDONGANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - APRIL 13: Injured passenger Artami (R) from the Lion Air passenger plane crash receives medical treatment at hospital on April 13, 2013 in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia. The Lion Air passenger plane with over 100 passengers and crew onboard, crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali after it overshot the runway at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. At least 22 people have reportedly been injured with no fatalities. (Photo by Sayoga/Getty Images)

  • Passenger Jet Crashes Into Sea Near Bali Airport

    KEDONGANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - APRIL 13: An injured passenger from the Lion Air passenger plane crash receives medical treatment at hospital on April 13, 2013 in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia. The Lion Air passenger plane with over 100 passengers and crew onboard, crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali after it overshot the runway at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. At least 22 people have reportedly been injured with no fatalities. (Photo by Sayoga/Getty Images)

  • Passenger Jet Crashes Into Sea Near Bali Airport

    KEDONGANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - APRIL 13: Injured passenger Artami from the Lion Air passenger plane crash receives medical treatment at hospital on April 13, 2013 in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia. The Lion Air passenger plane with over 100 passengers and crew onboard, crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali after it overshot the runway at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. At least 22 people have reportedly been injured with no fatalities. (Photo by Sayoga/Getty Images)

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    A man stands at the door of a Lion Air Boeing 737 after the aircraft skidding off the runaway during landing at Bali's international airport near Denpasar on April 13, 2013. An Indonesian plane carrying more than 100 passengers broke in two after missing the runway at Bali airport on April 13 and landing in the sea, leaving dozens injured but no fatalities. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A passenger (C) from the Lion Air plane that missed the runway at Bali's international airport is assisted at hospital as people arrive for treatment in Kedongan near Denpasar on Bali island on April 13, 2013. A Boeing passenger jet operated by budget airline Lion Air -- which recently sealed blockbuster orders for new planes -- missed the runway at Bali airport and landed in the sea but everybody on board survived. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A passenger (C) from the Lion Air plane that missed the runway at Bali's international airport is assisted at hospital as people arrive for treatment in Kedongan near Denpasar on Bali island on April 13, 2013. A Boeing passenger jet operated by budget airline Lion Air -- which recently sealed blockbuster orders for new planes -- missed the runway at Bali airport and landed in the sea but everybody on board survived. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)