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Bahamas Debris Found Might Be From Missing Plane

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By    |   Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:43 AM

In the Bahamas, a debris field was found, which authorities think is connected to a twin-engine turboprop airplane that went missing Monday after it left Puerto Rico for Florida.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Jennifer Blumin, 40, of New York, Nathan Ulrich, 52, of New Hampshire, and Blumin's young sons were on board the airplane when it went missing, according to WNYW-TV.

Blumin is the chief executive officer of the Skylight Group, that creates event space in historic locations in New York City for corporate clients, that includes businesses like Google, Ralph Lauren, and Nike, according to The New York Times.

Ulrich, the cofounder of the adult scooter company Xootr, is a pilot and an engineer, reported WNYW-TV. The New York Post described Ulrich as Blumin's boyfriend.

Actress Rae Dawn Chong said in a Twitter post that Ulrich is her ex-husband.

The Coast Guard found the debris field about 15 miles east Eleuthera, Bahamas about 3 p.m. Tuesday, reported the New York Daily News. The airplane lost contact with the control tower about 37 miles east of Eleuthera, according to the Coast Guard.

Ulrich told officials that the airplane was at 24,000 feet and traveling at 300 knots in its last transmission, according to the Daily News.

The Coast Guard could not locate the airplane Monday after a search started, but returned to the search area between Florida and the Bahamas Tuesday, the Daily News wrote. U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force assisted in the search.

The search area included the so-called Bermuda Triangle, where legend has it that many planes and ships have mysteriously gone missing, WNYW-TV said.

Ulrich's father, Gael Ulrich, told the New York Post that speaking about his missing son was "little hard to talk about …"

"Right now, we're still dealing with the uncertainty," Gael Ulrich said, according to the Post. "We have nothing other than they're still searching and haven't found any definitive evidence of any kind one way or the other."

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