FILE UNDER: "vittorio missoni"January 5, 2013
Alarming news coming out Venezuela as a plane carrying the director of Italy’s famed Missoni Fashion House, his wife and six others has gone missing off the coast of Venezuela.
The plane departed for Los Roques, an archipelago and resort, on Friday morning. They never arrived the international airport outside Caracas, about 90 miles away.
(CNN) — A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy’s famed Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol Torres said.
The search for the missing aircraft continued Saturday, an Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Missoni confirmed in a statement that Vittorio Missoni, son of fashion house founders Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, was on the plane with his wife.
“The small plane they were traveling on has disappeared. This is all the information currently available,” the company statement said.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family members at this difficult time.