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Missoni Plane Found In Venezuela — Update

Thu, June 27, 2013 1:46pm EDT by 3 Comments
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A new development in the disappearance of fashion executive Vittorio Missoni has come to light, now that the plane carrying Missoni has been found and those aboard have been presumed dead. What does this mean in the quest for answers? What really happened over those Caribbean waters six months ago?

Vittorio Missoni, the oldest of the Missoni children and co-owner of his family’s fashion house, went missing in January 2013 when a plane carrying him, his wife and four others vanished while traveling from the resort islands of Los Roques to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. Now, Venezuela says it has found the Missoni plane and the family has issued an official statement acknowledging the discovery of the aircraft.

Missoni Plane Found:

In an official statement, the family said: “On behalf of the Missoni, Castiglioni, Foresti, and Scalvenzi families, it is confirmed that the airplane number YV615BN-2A, which disappeared on January 4th 2013 with Vittorio Missoni, Maurizia Castiglioni, Guido Foresti, Elda Scalvenzi, pilot Hernan Jose’ Marchan and co-pilot Juan Carlos Ferrer Milano on board, has been found. The airplane has been identified on the 5th day of the current search mission, thanks to the technology of the oceanographic American ship, the Deep Sea. The wreck is located in the waters to the North of the Los Roques Archipelago.The families thank the Venezuelan Government and the Italian Government for the effort in having made this search possible, and they are confident that the investigation will follow through to the ascertainment of the causes and the responsibility for the accident.”

Missoni Plane Update:

While this statement does not reveal the cause of the accident, the condition of the plane, or the discovery of any of the passengers who were aboard the flight, it is a significant development in the case. We, along with the Missoni family, will be waiting to hear about any future developments that may shed light on what really happened back in January.

— Jennifer Crawford

More Missoni News:

  1. Vittorio Missoni’s Plane Vanished: Is New Bermuda Triangle To Blame?
  2. Ottavio Missoni Dead — Fashion Designer Dies At 92
  3. Vittorio Missoni Missing After Private Plane Disappears