A small aircraft carrying the CEO of Italy’s iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people disappeared near Venezuela on Friday.
Vittorio Missoni, 58, an owner of the family-run label famed for its zigzag knitwear, and his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, were aboard the plane, which was missing after takeoff from the island resort of Los Roques, the company confirmed in a statement on Saturday. The plane was bound for the international airport near the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
24 hours after the BN-2 Islander aircraft disappeared from radar there are still no signs of the plane, officials said.
“We have no other news” about the plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, the head of the company; his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni; two of their Italian friends; and two Venezuelan crew members, said Paolo Marchetti, a Missoni SpA official. He spoke briefly to reporters as he left company headquarters in the northern Italian town of Sumirago Saturday afternoon.
The fashion label is worth nearly $80 million, The Telegraph reported.