Thursday, 17 August, 2017

NYC event designer, 2 kids disappear in plane off Bahamas

Warren Dawson | 17 May, 2017, 01:36

It was en route from Puerto Rico and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida.

The passengers on board the plane were identified as Jennifer Blumin, 40, of NY, and her 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.

Officials said they received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control at 2:10 p.m. Monday that they lost contact with a MU-2B airplane about 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

A Coast Guard airplane, helicopter and cutter were searching for the missing plane.

Assisting the Coast Guard in the search, which began by air on Monday, were the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Blumin and her sons live in NY.

"We can confirm that the plane carrying Jennifer Blumin and members of her family has gone missing after taking off from Puerto Rico yesterday", a statement from Skylight Group read.

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"We are still searching for survivors", she said.

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

The plane was reportedly flying at 24,000 feet and travelling at 300 knots when it lost contact with air traffic control over the island of Eleuthera.

An online search for that company finds no business number or official website, but does list Blumin as CEO.

Ulrich's brother told reporters Ulrich is an "experienced pilot", and ex-wife, actress Rae Dawn Chong, says he's a PhD and mechanical engineer.

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