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World Debris Found Near Search for Missing Plane in Bahamas

00:20  17 may  2017
00:20  17 may  2017 Source:   nbcnews.com

Two adults, two boys missing after plane vanishes off Bahamas

  Two adults, two boys missing after plane vanishes off Bahamas A small airplane with four people aboard has vanished en route to Florida from Puerto Rico and a search is underway near the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said on Tuesday. Crews were scouring the waters 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, in an attempt to locate Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich, both from New York, and her two sons, ages 10 and 4, the Coast Guard said on its website.The MU-2B plane was reported lost after failing to arrive on Monday at Titusville, Florida, 40 miles west of Orlando on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It had departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at about 11 a.m. local time Monday.

Debris found in Bahamas matches missing plane carrying CEO and 2 kids. Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich. MIAMI -- Authorities believe they have found debris from a U.S.-bound plane near an island in the Bahamas but have not given up searching for the four people on board, who include

What had been a search for a missing plane is now a search for survivors, it said. Plane With 4 Americans Goes Missing Near Bahamas ; Debris Found .

IMAGE: Jennifer Blumin in 2010© Jennifer Blumin at a benefit concert in New York City in May 2010. IMAGE: Jennifer Blumin in 2010

The Coast Guard said Tuesday it's now searching for survivors after it found a debris field in Bahamian waters where a plane disappeared while carrying a prominent New York executive, her husband and their two children.

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Jennifer Blumin, 40, founder and chief executive of the New York fashion event organizer Skylight Group, was aboard the twin-engine MU-2B along with her husband, Nathan Ulrich, 52, and their 4- and 10-year-old sons when the plane fell off radar Monday, Skylight confirmed.

The plane was en route from Puerto Rico to of Titusville, Florida, when U.S. 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.

NH man among 4 people, including 2 kids, on plane missing off Bahamas

  NH man among 4 people, including 2 kids, on plane missing off Bahamas Authorities were searching Tuesday in the Bahamas for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. The U.S. Coast Guard says the twin-engine MU-2B was east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane. Authorities were searching Tuesday in the Bahamas for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children.

Authorities believe they have found debris from a U.S.-bound plane near an island in the Bahamas but have not given up searching for the four people on board, who include two young children and a well-known New York businesswoman, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.

A helicopter search crew found debris near the Bahamas on Tuesday while looking for an airplane with four passengers, including two children, that vanished a day before. It's unclear if it came from the missing plane , according to Marilyn Fajardo, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami.

The Coast Guard said a search-and-rescue helicopter crew spotted the debris field Tuesday afternoon 15 miles east of Eleuthera. What had been a search for a missing plane is now a search for survivors, it said.

Ulrich was listed as the pilot of the plane, which is owned by Blumin. In a post on Facebook, the actress Rae Dawn Chong said Ulrich is her ex-husband, and she asked for "prayers to his family."

Image: Missing plane© A Florida-bound plane with the tail number N220N went missing east of the Bahamas on Monday. Image: Missing plane

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials .
Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a U.S. military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 surveillance plane was 150 miles South East of Hong Kong in international air space when the aircraft carried out an unsafe intercept of the plane. One Chinese aircraft flew in front of the American plane, restricting it's ability to maneuver.A U.S.

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