The search for Egypt Air flight 804 entered the second day after the jetliner vanished over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board.
Egyptian Embassy in Washington D.C. shared on Facebook:
'Statement from the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt
The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt is following up on the ongoing measures and efforts in search for the EGYPTAIR flight 804 which went missing en route from Paris to Cairo early this morning.
The President gave directives to all relevant state authorities including the ministry of civil aviation and the armed forces' search and rescue center, the navy and air force, to intensify search operations for the Egyptian aircraft and to take all measures necessary to locate the debris of the plane in collaboration and coordination with friendly countries.
The President also ordered the immediate start of the work of the investigative committee which was formed by the ministry of civil aviation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Egyptian aircraft and establish its causes.'
EgyptAir shared on it's official Facebook page:
'EGYPTAIR Press Release
EGYPTAIR Official said that Egyptian Military and Marine Forces have discovered more debris, passengers’ belongings, body parts, luggage, and aircraft seats. Search is still in progress.'
The cause of the crash is still unknown, but Egypt's aviation minister said Thursday he suspects it was a terrorist attack rather than technical problems.