Missing Missoni Plane Discovered Off Coast of Venezuela

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The aircraft bearing the fashion mogul, his wife and four other passengers has been missing since January.

The aircraft carrying Italian fashion magnate Vittorio Missoni and his wife, missing since January, has been discovered off the coast of Venezuela, according to a government spokesman.

The plane had taken off on Jan. 4 from the resort archipelago of Los Roques and was headed to Caracas airport when it vanished from radar. Jorge Galindo, a rep for the interior ministry of Venezuela, tweeted on Thursday that the remains of the small passenger plane were discovered north of Key Carenero.

Along with his brother and sister Luca and Angela, Missoni, 58, ran the family's fashion house, best known for its knitwear covered in geometric patterns.

The plane was found on the fifth day of the latest search mission, one of many undertaken since it disappeared. 

Besides wife Maurizia Castiglioni, the plane was carrying two other passengers and a pilot and co-pilot. The ministry has not yet confirmed whether the plane contained the bodies of the missing.