CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said it has recovered what it believes are the remains of Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, who went missing in January after taking off in a small plane from the Los Roques archipelago in the Caribbean.
Four months ago, Venezuela’s government said it had discovered the aircraft in 76 meters (249 feet) of water. It had been carrying Missoni, 58, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, another couple, and two Venezuelan crew members. “All the remains were complete in the plane,” Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega told reporters. “There was the luggage and other belongings which indicate to us … that they belonged to the people we were looking for.”
Ortega said Venezuelan navy divers recovered the remains of five of the passengers, but that the sixth was in a hard to reach spot in the wreckage.