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Bodies found at Missoni plane wreck - report

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Bodies found at Missoni plane wreck - report
Venezuela's Rescue Corps found the remains of the plane, which was carrying Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, in June. Photo: AFP/Ministerio Interior y Justicia.
11:46 CEST+02:00
The remains of five people who were on board a plane carrying a party of six, including Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, when it crashed off the coast of Venezuela in January have reportedly been found.

The plane disappeared on January 4th with Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, friends Elda Scalvenzi and Guido Foresti, and two Venezuelan crew on board. The group was travelling to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, from the Caribbean archipelago of Los Roques when it fell off the radar.

The bodies of Missoni, his wife, their two friends and the co-pilot have been recovered after the wreck of the plane was found in June, ANSA news agency reported, quoting an Italian businessman living in the Caribbean.

The body of the pilot, Germán Marchant, has reportedly not been found. 

They had been deep-sea fishing and were returning to Caracas on their way back to Italy. The Venezuelan authorities are yet to confirm the discoveries.

Vittorio Missoni was the eldest son of Ottavio Missoni, the fashion company's founder who died in May.

 
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