Fashion legend Vittorio Missoni is missing after his plane disappeared in Venezuela.
The commercial and marketing director of Missoni fashion house was on a small plane with his wife Maurizia Castiglioni and two longtime friends “went off the radar 10 nautical miles after taking off from Los Roques.” This news was confirmed by Venezuela’s minister of justice and interior affairs, who said there is currently a “search and rescue” operation is underway.
The plane was supposed to land about 90 miles away at an international airport outside of Caracas.
“The small plane they were travelling on has disappeared,” the Missoni fashion house said in a statement. “This is all the information currently available. We are relying on the work of the Farnesina [Italy's foreign ministry] and all the institutions involved, to whom we are grateful for the prompt activities in the research. As more information becomes available the company will issue further statements.”
Devastating news. Prayers for the families.