You can now read 10 articles a month for free. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Italy CEO’s plane found in Venezuela

CARACAS — The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with the CEO of Italy’s iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people on board has been found in waters off Venezuela, government officials said Thursday.

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said the aircraft, which went missing earlier this year, was discovered near Los Roques archipelago, about 120 miles north of Caracas. The plane was carrying Vittorio Missoni, 58; his longtime companion, Maurizia Castiglioni; two of their Italian friends; and two Venezuelan crew members when it disappeared in the area Jan. 4.

Continue reading below

Italy’s Foreign Ministry said the aircraft was found at a depth of 230 feet and had broken into pieces, but that there was certainty it was the Missoni plane because the tail number was legible.

Missoni’s family issued a statement thanking both governments for their support and adding that the plane was identified on the fifth day of a search thanks to a US ship’s oceanographic technology.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week