Vittorio Missoni Missing As Search For Plane Continues

Our thoughts are with the Missoni family as they continue to search for a private plane that went missing on Friday, carrying the head of the famed Italian fashion house Vittorio Missoni, and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni.

The Telegraph reports that the plane, carrying Missoni and his wife, two friends and two pilots disappeared en route to Caracas, Venezuela at approximately 11:30 Friday morning, and despite the efforts of rescue crews has still not been located.

The Missoni company posted an official statement via their Facebook page over the weekend, confirming the plane’s disappearance:

“The Missoni company today confirms that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing in Venezuela. The small plane they were travelling on has disappeared. This is all the information currently available. We are relying on the work of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all the institutions involved, to whom we are gratetful for the prompt activities in the research. As more information becomes available the company will issue further statements. The company asks the press to kindly respect the family’s privacy at this time.”

“Our hope is that he is still alive,” Vittorio Missoni’s sister Angela Missoni told Italian paper La Repubblica. “We want to hope, because for us it is important.”

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