Friday, January 04, 2013 10:11 pm
Plane with 4 Italian tourists missing in Venezuela
The Associated Press
Nestor Reverol said the SAR DA-42 Mpp was declared missing hours after taking off Friday from Los Roques, a string of islands, cays and islets that is popular for scuba diving, white beaches and coral reefs.
Reverol said the plane was expected at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas but didn't arrive and that the four Italian tourists aboard had spent their Christmas and New Year at the resort. The plane had two Venezuelan crew members.
He said that two navy planes were conducting the search. He didn't provide the names of the Italian tourists.