Authorities search Bermuda Triangle for missing plane of NH executive
A “debris field” has been located in the Bermuda Triangle by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew searching for a small plane with four people — including a Lee man — on board.
According to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard, a twin-engine MU-2B was reported just east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the aircraft. The plane was en route from Puerto Rico and never reached its destination of Titusville, on the northeastern coast of Florida.
The Coast Guard identified the four passengers on board the plane as Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee; Jennifer Blumin of New York, and Blumin's two sons, ages 4 and 10.
Blumin, 40, is founder and CEO of Skylight Group, which provides event space around New York City, specializing in the fashion industry. The company confirmed she and members of her family were on the plane in a statement issued Tuesday.
“Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time,” reads the statement.
On Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m., a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew based in Clearwater found the debris field; a rescue swimmer retrieved some objects so that they could be identified onshore, the Coast Guard said.
The search for survivors continues, according to the Coast Guard.