US Coast Guard reports small plane overdue in Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Bahamas for a small plane with four people from NY, including two young children, on board that apparently vanished some point after leaving Puerto Rico Monday.

- A twin-engine turboprop plane that departed Puerto Rico for Florida Monday vanished somewhere off the Bahamas.

The four people on board the plane, who are now feared dead, have been identified as Nathan Ulrich, 52, Jennifer Blumin, 40, and her two sons aged four and ten, ABC 7 reports.

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

"Search for survivors continues", the Coast Guard said in a tweet.

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew has located a debris field approximately 15 miles east Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Blumin is CEO for Skylight Studios, a company that designs spaces for events.

"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Kelly said. The couple were profiled in a 2015 New York Times article after they bought a TriBeCa loft.

At the time, the aircraft was off Eleuthera, flying at a speed of 300 knots at an altitude of 24,000 feet, the Coast Guard said. Officials say the plane disappeared from radar near the Bahamas on Monday morning. A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the area and was expected to arrive later Tuesday to assist with the search.

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