It has been two weeks since Vittorio Missoni, his companion, and two close friends took off from the tourist island of Los Roques headed toward Caracas’s Simon Bolivar International Airport on the Venezuelan mainland. The foursome had been on a fishing expedition over the holidays and were headed back to Italy to start the new year. Missoni was expected to attend men’s fashion week in Milan this week, but his plane disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from the island.
At first glance, the disappearance seems like a standard air-to-sea accident, but the Missoni family is not yet ready to give up hope. “A plane cannot vanish in this way, on a short route, without leaving any trace,” Missoni’s 28-year-old son Ottavio told an Italian newspaper last week. “I remain convinced that the least plausible reason is that they crashed into the water.”
For the family, there are just too…
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