Divers recover bodies from site of Missoni plane crash

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Authorities say it could take up to a month to identify the remains, believed to belong to the CEO of Italian fashion house Missoni and his wife and friends.

Venezuelan authorities say navy divers have recovered five bodies from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the Caribbean last January while carrying the CEO of the Italian fashion house Missoni and five other people.
Attorney General Luisa Ortega told reporters on Monday it would take up to a month to positively identify the remains, which she said were recovered between Oct. 12 and 19.

The wreckage was located on June 27 near the Los Roques islands at a depth of nearly 300 feet.

On board when it went down were the 58-year-old Vittorio Missoni, his wife, two Italian friends and the two-man Venezuelan crew.
Missoni, the son of the Italian brand’s founder Ottavio (who passed away in May) was flying back from a New Year break with his wife and friends when the plane went down on Jan 4. His flight was supposed to land at Simon Bolivar international airport, which is located about 12 miles from Caracas, but never arrived.

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