The US Coast Guard is looking for survivors after discovering what appeared to be an airplane wreckage, 15 miles east of Bahamas’ island on Tuesday.
After gone missing on Monday, the Coast Guard had been looking for the airplane which had four Americans on board.
The first one is 40 year old Jennifer Blumin from New York City. The second and third persons on board are Blumin’s sons, aged 3 and 4 years old. The fourth is Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire.
The plane belonged to Blumin. It is believed that Ulrish was the pilot but no one knows for sure who was flying at the time.
The US Coast Guard District’s spokesperson Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall said that the wreck “appears to be airplane debris.”
The wreckage was found by a helicopter crew about 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. A rescue swimmer then rescued some materials for identification.
At around 11 a.m., the wrecked MU-2B plane was flying from Borinquen, Puerto Rico, on Monday and was supposed to go to Titusville, Florida.
At 2:10 p.m., Air Traffic Control in Miami informed that they lost radar and radio contact with the plane about 37 miles east of Eleuthera. The Coast Guard reported that communication was lost at 24,000 feet where their speed was 300 knots.
Who’s on board?
As for the people who were aboard, Blumin is the founder and the CEO of Skylight Group for events management around New York City, specializing in the fashion business.
Skylight Group has worked with big clients such as Ralph Lauren and Kanye West. It is known that Blumin is transforms ruined or neglected old buildings into “dazzling event spaces.”
“Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time,” Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley, a Coast Guard spokesperson, said.
Ulrich’s father, Gael Ulrich, stated that his family feels “devastated and shocked.”
“Nathan is our beloved son, brother and uncle and we wish for resolution as the Coast Guard search continues,” Gael said.