JAKARTA, Jan. 14 (CNA) - An aerial search for victims and wreckage of a crashed Indonesian plane expanded on Thursday (Jan 14) as divers continued combing the debris-littered seabed looking for the cockpit voice recorder from the lost Sriwijaya Air jet.

The National Search and Rescue Agency had temporarily suspended the search for the second black box on Wednesday due to bad weather and waves up to 5m high. The divers returned to the water several hours later.

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The Boeing 737-500 disappeared on Saturday minutes after taking off from Jakarta with 62 people aboard. The other black box containing flight data was recovered on Tuesday, and the hundreds of search personnel have also recovered plane parts and human remains from the Java Sea.

The aerial search is being expanded to coastal areas of the Thousand Islands chain “because plane debris and victims may be carried away by sea currents”, said Rasman, the agency’s search and rescue mission coordinator who goes by a single name.

Navy officials have said the two black boxes were buried in seabed mud under tons of wreckage between Lancang and Laki islands in the Thousand Island chain north of Jakarta. At least 268 divers were deployed on Thursday, almost double the previous figure.

Rescuers increased to 4,100 personnel, supported by 13 helicopters, 55 ships and 18 raft boats.

So far, the searchers have sent 141 body bags containing human remains to police identification experts. Families have been providing DNA samples to the disaster victim identification unit, which on Wednesday said it had identified six victims, including a flight attendant and an off-duty pilot.

The airline’s data showed both pilots in command of the plane were highly experienced and had relatively good safety records.