Coast Guard searching for plane that vanished near Bahamas

Posted May 17, 2017

Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the USA on board, including a prominent NY businesswoman and her two children. The plane had departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at about 11 a.m. Monday, and was headed for Titusville, Florida.

Missing are Jennifer Blumin, from New York, Nathan Ulrich, from New York, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons.

"Search for survivors continues", the Coast Guard said in a tweet.

The Coast Guard is conducting a search for the missing trio, as well as the pilot of the aircraft, which officials believe disappeared about 40 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Blumin is CEO for Skylight Studios, a company that designs spaces for events.

"Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time", the company said.

"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Lt. Cmdr.

The plane, which took from Puerto Rico, was last detected Monday traveling near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas at around 24,000 feet, according to The New York Post.

Ulrich was listed as the pilot but it was not known who was flying it at the time, Kelly said.

The 10-seat plane is registered to Ithaca Consulting, registered to the same Southold, New York, address for Blumin and James Ramsey, according to Newsday. On Tuesday, a C-130 and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter searched, the Coast Guard said.