"Due to the limited time, a decision has been made that the process of retrieving the black box will be carried out tomorrow, after debris is gradually cleared," Jonan was quoted as saying by the local detik.com news outlet.
The minister added that if the clearance cannot be carried out, the team would raise the wreckage using inflatable bags, like it was done with the plane's tail section.
One of the plane's black boxes was discovered earlier on Sunday. A multinational team of experts has been assisting Indonesian authorities in the search operation after the crash.
Currently, Indonesian search and rescue teams with the support of international partners continue to investigate into the cause of the airliner's crash. Preliminary reports suggest bad weather conditions to be the reason behind the crash.