"In accordance with international aviation norms, it is declared officially disappeared," Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said
of the plane Friday.
The plane took off from the Los Roques islands in Venezuela and was for headed for its capital, Caracas, which is usually a 30 minute trip, The NY Times
"The small plane they were traveling on has disappeared . This is all the information that is currently available," the Missoni
fashion house released in a statement according to CNN
Vittorio Missoni, 58, is the son Missoni's founders Ottavio and Rosita. He has been running the company with his sister Angela and brother Luca since the 1990s, The NY Times
reports. The three are credited with turning things around as the company had begun to lose some of its appeal. At 91 years old, the family's patriarch, Ottavio, still stays involved in the family business, The AP
In 2011, a successful collaboration
with Target revitalized international interest in MIssoni, which was founded in 1953. Target opened a pop-up shop at New York City for the event, and a Missoni-print bicycle
was even designed to get into the spirit. .
According to The Associated Press
Vittorio's brother Luca was said to be traveling to Venezuela Saturday to oversee search efforts.