Fashion Exec Vittorio Missoni's Plane Missing

Posted Saturday January 5, 2013 5:00 PM GMT

After departing from Venezuela on Friday, a plane carrying fashion executive Vittorio Missoni and his wife has disappeared (January 4).

Taking off from the resort of Los Roques, the small twin-engine plane also carried another couple, Elda Scalvenzi and Guido Foresti, and two crew members.

The Italian consul in Venezuela issued a statement on Saturday, saying, "It disappeared yesterday. They have been looking for it with helicopters and ships, but have not found anything yet. They are still searching for it this morning."

Along with siblings Luca and Angela, the 58-year-old is co-owner of the fashion house founded by their parents Ottavio and Rosita.

A spokesperson for the company had no further information, saying, "The Missoni family has been informed by the Venezuelan Consulate that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing, but we don’t know any more."

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