Missing Missoni Airplane Found After Six Months

06/27/2013 at 01:13 PM ET

Vittorio Missoni Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc/Sipa

After months of waiting and searching, the missing airplane carrying Vittorio Missoni, the commercial and marketing director of his family’s Missoni fashion house, has been found.

The missing plane, which disappeared on January 4, 2013, was carrying Missoni (along with wife Maurizia Castiglioni, another vacationing couple and two pilots) when it vanished off the coast of Venezuela.

Search missions had been sent out since January. This latest search was launched five days ago, and on Thursday, Venezulan authorities announced that the oceanographic ship “Deep Sea” discovered the wreck just north of its origin. Sadly, Vittorio’s father and founder of the brand, Ottavio, passed away on May 9 before the wreckage was discovered.

“The families thank the Venezuelan government and Italian government for the effort in having made this search possible,” the Missoni company said in a statement. “They are confident that the investigation will follow through to the ascertainment of the cases and the responsibility for the accident.”

–Rosie Lai

FILED UNDER: Designers , Fashion
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Nic on

Wow, can’t believe it took almost 6 months to find the plane. I don’t know if closure is ever possible when losing loved ones in such a tragic manner but hopefully, knowing they have been found and can be brought home will provide their family with some peace of mind.

kim on

how sad that his dad passed without getting closure. may they all rip now…

fanofboardwalkempire on

glad that the plane has been found and there can be some closure for this wonderful family. they have suffered so much lately.

Charli on

So sad. My condolences to the family.

Tina on

I had forgotten about this tragic news. I remember now it was after the news of Jenni Rivera’s death by similiar circumstances.

KP on

Wow, this is so sad. I hadn’t heard about this until now. Glad the plane was at least found so it can give the family some closure. Just a tragic way to go :(

Sun on

May people who were on the Missoni Plane rest in peace at last. Many condolences to the families of those people on the Missoni Plane

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