Fashion Head Vittorio Missoni Goes Missing in Venezuela

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A small plane flying off the coast of Venezuela went missing Friday morning, but it wasn't until Saturday that we learned Vittorio Missoni, one of the co-owners of the famed Italian fashion house that bears his name, was on board. Missoni was vacationing in Venezuela with his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, and friends, Elda Scalvenzi and Guido Foresti. All four were on board the missing plane, plus a pilot and co-pilot.

The group was flying from the resort island Los Roques, to Caracas, on the mainland, where the largest airport in Venezuela is located. The trip should have taken about 90 minutes, but the plane never landed. As of Saturday, authorities are still searching for signs of the plane in the area. 

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