Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the US on board, including a prominent NY businesswoman and her two children.
The plane was en route from Puerto Rico to of Titusville, Florida, when US air traffic control lost all contact with it east of Eleuthera island about 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The people on board the plane were identified as Nathan Ulrich and Jennifer Blumin of NY, along with her 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons.
The alarm was raised after the plane, which left from Puerto Rico in the afternoon, never arrived at its destination in Titusville, Florida.
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A Coast Guard airplane, helicopter and cutter were searching for the missing plane.
Blumin is the founder and CEO of Skylight Group, a New York-based event space company specializing in the fashion industry.
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. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman. According to reports, he has flown privately for Blumin and her family, but authorities do not know if he was flying at the time.
"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 company official said in an email statement. "I love him", she said.