Caracas: A plane carrying the heir to the Italian fashion company Missoni mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Los Roques, Venezuela, on Friday and is yet to be found.
The 58-year-old Vittorio Missoni and his wife had celebrated their New Year’s break on the picturesque archipelago before boarding a small plane heading to Simon Bolivar International Airport near Caracas, Venezuela. About 30 minutes into the journey, the plane just disappeared off the radar and hasn’t been seen since.
The Venezuelan authorities have sent out a full-scale search party and their Italian counterparts have been in constant touch with them on the latest regarding the incident.
Much of what happened remains unclear as the last confirmed location of the plane was 10 miles south of Los Roques, flying over the sea with no sign of trouble.
This isn’t the first such mysterious disappearance though as an eerily similar incident occurred to another plane almost exactly five years ago in the same area.
Ottivio and Rosita Missoni’s company have issues a brief statement confirming their son and daughter-in-law’s disappearance, saying: “The small plane they were traveling on has disappeared. This is all the information currently available.”