The Indonesian Government has temporarily suspended search for the cockpit voice recorder of the ill-fated Sriwijaya Air that crashed with 62 people on board shortly after takeoff.
It said that the temporary suspension in the Java Sea, where the plane perished, was due to the weather that whipped up waves of up to 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) in height.
Earlier on Wednesday before the halt, Navy official, Abdul Rasyid, who was accompanied on board the Indonesian navy ship Rigel by newsmen, disclosed that divers retrieved more debris and a damaged Identity card of one of the victims.
The recovery came 24 hours after divers retrieved the Boeing 737-500 jet’s flight data recorder (FDR) from the seabed and the beacon that was attached to the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
Abdul noted that a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicles (ROV) will be deployed to scour the seabed, adding that the search had been made more complicated because no pings were now being emitted after the beacon detached from the CVR.
According to him, we have the ROV that will confirm the location again and tomorrow we will dive and comb that location again.