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Missoni Plane Wreckage Possibly Found on Curaçao Beach

In this undated photo provided by Venezuela's Ministry of the Interior and Justice Press Office, a plane that went missing sits on the tarmac of the airport in Los Roques, Venezuela. Venezuela's Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the plane was declared missing hours after taking off Friday, Jan. 5, 2013 from Los Roques, a string of islands, cays and islets that is popular for scuba diving, white beaches and coral reefs. He said the plane was expected at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas but didn't arrive and that the four Italian tourists aboard, including Vittorio Missoni, a top executive in Italy's Missoni fashion house and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, had spent their Christmas and New Year at the resort. The plane had two Venezuelan crew members.

Seven weeks after the BN2-Islander carrying Vittorio Missoni, his wife, two friends, and two pilots disappeared near Los Roques (an archipelago off the coast of Venezuela), "parts of a small aircraft were found at the west side of Curaçao during the afternoon" yesterday, the Curaçao Chronicle writes. The paper adds, "There are indications that these parts belong to" the Missoni plane. Italian news wire Ansa (via Reuters) reports that authorities are examining the pieces, discovered on a beach.

Since the airplane's January 4 disappearance, some luggage has washed ashore. The first, a bag of kite-surfing equipment recovered in Curaçao on January 10, belonged to tourist Giorgio Neri, who stowed his gear on the fashion mogul's plane. One month later, a reporter attempting to trace the flight's path came across a backpack tagged "Vittorio Missoni" on the Caribbean island of Bonaire and another suitcase labeled "Vittorio Missoni and Maurizia Castiglioni" was spotted "not too far" away.

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Photo: Ministry of the Interior and Justice Press Office/AP

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