1: The Venezuelan authorities have dismissed reports that missing Vittorio Missoni may have been kidnapped.
3: A spokesman for the Interior Ministry clarified that they were not treating the case as a possible kidnapping, despite the fact that the plane the fashion executive was traveling on went missing in a region synonymous with drug smuggling
5: Vittorio's sister & the creative director of the family brand, has also released another statement in which she says the entire Missoni family have been "moved by the affection and help that we have had from the whole world and thankful to the Authorities for their tireless search and rescue efforts."
6: Meanwhile, Italian newspaper has reported that Venezuelan pilot Enrique Rada, who was flying a plane nearby at the time of the disappearance, saw the aircraft flying into "an aggregation of clouds" and believes the plane may have been hit by a bolt of lightning.
8: Missoni was returning from a holiday on the Venezuelan island of Los Rocques with his life partner Maurizia Castiglioni and two friends when their twin-engined Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander plane went missing on January 4. Two crew members are also missing.