US Coast Guard search for missing small plane with NH man, 3 others on board
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching in the Bahamas for a small plane with four people on board, including the pilot from Lee, New Hampshire.
A Coast Guard statement says air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the twin-engine MU-2B east of the island of Eleuthera.
Coast Guard aircraft were searching along with Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force were concentrating the search effort Tuesday about 40 miles east of Eleuthera.
The plane was en route from Puerto Rico to the small city of Titusville on the east coast of Florida when authorities lost contact Monday.
The people on board the plane were identified as Jennifer Blumin, of New York, and Nathan Ulrich, of Lee, as well as Blumin's 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.
Ulrich is the founder and co-owner of Xootr, a company that makes kick scooters and folding bicycles as well as the technical director of Radon Sport, a race car design and manufacturing firm.
Ulrich also is the ex-husband of actor Rae Dawn Chong, daughter of Tommy Chong, who tweeted about his disappearance.
My ex-hubby's (Nathan Ulrich) plane is missing over the Bermuda Triangle. I am sad and in shock. So send prayers to his family. Thanks.— Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) May 16, 2017
Blumin is CEO for Skylight Studios, a company that designs spaces for events.
The plane is registered to Ithaca Consulting Inc., according to FAA records.