Two Missing Aircraft Located near Venezuela - 01/07/2013
USA-based C & C Technologies, Inc. in cooperation with SEA Corporation, the Italian and Venezuelan Authorities and Mr Luca Missoni confirmed that two aircraft lost off the archipelago of Los Rocques, Venezuela, have been located and positively identified.
As of 5:30PM local time on 19 June 2013, the missing LET L-410 aircraft (registration number YV-2081), was located by the crew of C & C's Research Vessel Sea Scout. The LET L-410 was lost south of the island on 4 January 2008 carrying fourteen passengers and crew from Caracas, Venezuela, to Los Roques.
The missing BN2 Islander aircraft (registration number YV-2615), was located on 27 June 2013 at 8:25PM local time. The BN-2 Islander was lost north of the island on 4 January 2013 carrying six passengers and crew, including fashion house CEO Vittoio Missoni and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni.
Search operations were conducted by the, R/V Sea Scout, C & C's purpose-designed 134-foot aluminium-hulled oceanographic catamaran vessel equipped with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The AUV's sensor suite includes a dual-frequency chirp sidescan sonar, chirp subbottom profiler, multibeam bathymetry and imagery system, and a camera mosaicing system.Last updated: 05/03/2020