Missoni's missing plane found near Los Roques, Venezuela
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The wreck of the Islander YV2615 plane that mysteriously vanished back in January while carrying Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni (son of the famous fashion designer Ottavio Missoni) has been located near Los Roques, Venezuela. The news has been confirmed by both Jorge Galindo - the Internal Affairs Ministry's spokesperson - and the Missoni family.
The plane has been laying underwater at a depth of nearly 250 feet for almost six months, but despite the damage its registration number was still clearly visible. The crash killed a total of four people: 58-year-old Vittorio Missoni, his girlfriend Maurizia Castiglioni, businessman Guido Foresti and Elda Scalvenzi.
Through an official statement, the Missoni firm has declared: "An assessment is being made in Venezuela for the possibly recovery of the aircraft. The families thank the Venezuelan and Italian governments for their commitment in making this search possible and have faith that the investigations will continue until the causes and the responsibilities of the accident are ascertained."
After the aircraft vanished, due to some inconsistencies, there was speculation that Vittorio Missoni had been kidnapped, with his son telling the press: "the least plausible theory is that they crashed into the water." The pressure of not knowing his son's fate also might have proved too much to bear for Vittorio's father Ottavio, 92, who passed away last month.