A piece of luggage belonging to Vittorio Missoni was found on the island of Bonaire, from the missing Missoni plane lost in Venezuela. Another piece of luggage was found in January on the Caribbean island of Curacao. That piece of luggage recovered actually belonged to a passenger that was on another flight that left Los Roques minutes earlier than the Missoni flight.
On January 4, 2013 Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, two friends and two pilots left from Venezuela’s popular Los Roques enroute to Caracas, Venezuela. The group was vacationing in South America, when their plane was reported missing shortly after take-off.
The island of Bonaire is located in the Netherland Antilles between Venezuela’s Los Roques and Curacao. Bonaire is some 1,782 miles from Los Roques and a 3 ½ hour flight. Authorities notified the Missoni family of the find according to WMD.
Shortly after the plane disappeared, Venezuelan authorities and the Missoni family went searching for the plane on land and sea. As of today no traces of the plane have been found.
Vittorio, 58, is the oldest son of Ottavio Missoni, founder of the high-end fashion house and a luxury hotel chain bearing the family name. Italian media described Vittorio, the fashion house’s marketing director, as the Missoni brand’s global ambassador.