Coast Guard searching for missing plane with four people on board

The US Coast Guard said there was "no indication" of bad weather when the plane went missing.

On the plane were New Yorkers Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich, along with Blumin's sons, age 4 and 10.

The wreckage "appears to be airplane debris", said Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall, spokesperson for the US Coast Guard District 7. A rescue swimmer retrieved some materials to take ashore for identification. The trip began in Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at about 11 a.m., the Coast Guard said, and the travelers were headed for Titusville, Florida.

The twin-engine MU-2B - which was carrying Tribeca event planner Jennifer Blumin, and her two young sons and pilot boyfriend - disappeared from radar and radio contact 37 miles east of the island Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the area and was expected to arrive later Tuesday to assist with the search. Some of Blumins' clients include Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren, and Nike. Skylight confirmed Blumin and members of her family were on the plane in a statement.

Ulrich used to fly for the Coast Guard Auxiliary for nine years.

The pilot's brother, Walter Ulrich, 48, of Manhattan said he's trying to remain optimistic.

The 10-seat plane is registered to Ithaca Consulting, registered to the same Southold, New York, address for Blumin and James Ramsey, according to Newsday.

In a tweet, actress Rae Dawn Chong said he is her ex-husband.

A PLANE has gone missing near the Bahamas in the infamous Bermuda Triangle - with fears for four people, including two children on-board.

"I am sad and in shock", she wrote. So send prayers to his family.

Mr Ulrich is a mechanical engineer and the founder of Xootr, a manufacturer of folding kick scooters. He is also listed online as a technical director and race vehicle designer for Radon Sport.

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