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Though the Venezuelan government dismissed speculation that Vittorio Missoni was kidnapped, his son Ottavio Missoni Jr., who received a curious text message from his father after the aircraft reportedly crashed, told Corriere della Sera, "I remain convinced that the least plausible reason is that they crashed into the water." He continues, "My father will come back; we are waiting for him. I am not speaking with my head but with my heart. A plane cannot vanish in this way, on a short route, without leaving any trace." [Gaurdian]