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Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017
An event planner from Tribeca, her ¬pilot boyfriend and her two young sons disappeared in a plane in the Bermuda Triangle. Authorities said Tuesday they found a “debris field” near where the aircraft was last heard from.
The group had just spent Mother’s Day in Puerto Rico and was flying to Florida when the small twin-engine plane disappeared at about 2:10 p.m. Monday, according to officials.
On board were 40-year-old Skylight CEO Jennifer Blumin, her 4- and 3-year-old sons and her boyfriend, Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee, NH, authorities and family members said.
Ulrich, an Ivy-League-educated former Coast Guard auxiliarist, is the ex-husband of actress Rae Dawn Chong.
Later Tuesday, the Coast Guard said the debris field appeared to be from the missing plane and the search for survivors was continuing.
“We’re waiting for the Coast Guard to tell us whether our grandchildren and our children are alive,’’ said a distraught man answering the phone at the home of Blumin’s parents in Tarrytown, Westchester.
“We’re waiting with bated breath for the Coast Guard to call.”
The plane, owned by Blumin, took off from Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, PR, at 11:08 a.m. Monday, officials said.
The plane was supposed to land for refueling at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Fla., at 2:44 p.m., according to aviation records.
But about a half-hour before its scheduled landing, the plane disappeared from the radar of ¬Miami air-traffic controllers.
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