US Coast Guard reports small plane overdue in Bahamas

Raquel Nash
May 17, 2017

A New York City event designer and her two sons are missing off the Atlantic coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.

- A twin-engine turboprop plane that departed Puerto Rico for Florida Monday vanished somewhere off the Bahamas.

Believed to be on board are Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich from NY, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons, according to the Coast Guard. What had been a search for a missing plane is now a search for survivors, it said.

Coast Guard aircraft were searching along with Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Eleuthera.

Blumin is the founder and chief executive of Skylight Group, a Manhattan firm that finds venues for top fashion shows.

Nathan Ulrich, 52, was believed to be flying the plane when it disappeared. Skylight confirmed Blumin and members of her family were on the plane in a statement.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew has located a debris field approximately 15 miles east Eleuthera, Bahamas. Communication was reported to be lost at 24,000 feet with a speed of 300 knots. The couple were profiled in a 2015 New York Times article after they bought a TriBeCa loft.

"There's no indication of significant adverse weather 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.

Ulrich is the ex-husband of Canadian-American actress Rae Dawn Chong.

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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