After passengers refused to deplane, the captain reportedly turned the air conditioning on full blast, causing the cabin to fill with mist.
At least 31 people were killed when Flight GE235 lurched between buildings, clipping a taxi and overpass.
The second black box, containing the cockpit voice recorder, has been located but not yet retrieved.
The teams have found the fuselage and now are focusing in on the black box
Indonesian search and rescue teams raised the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders.
There were no survivors from the Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 that vanished from radar screens on Dec. 28.
The black box recorders would give vital information about the cause of the crash
Indonesian officials said they had not yet picked up any signals from the lost plane's "black box".
Search teams hunting for the wreckage of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people found four large parts on the sea bed.
Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo
The plane's black box has yet to be located
The rescuers have reported sighting bodies and luggage near a Borneo island
It's more likely that cold weather froze a vital component of the aircraft.
Hope to recover the plane has quickly disappeared as the search continues
Aviation incidents accounted for four of the top 10 major insurance losses not linked to natural catastrophes in the first eight months of 2014.
The flight, traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, has been missing for just over 24 hours.
"Remarkably, 2014 has the lowest number for passenger flight accidents in modern aviation history."
The plane went missing after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.