Coast Guard searching for missing plane headed to Titusville

Two adults and two kids were aboard the flight
Coast Guard searching for missing plane headed to Titusville
Posted at 11:35 AM, May 16, 2017

Crews have located a debris field about 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas.



The Coast Guard is still searching for survivors after an aircraft carrying two adults and two children that went missing on Tuesday near the Bahamas.

Missing are Jennifer Blumin, from New York, Nathan Ulrich, from New York, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons.

Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control at 2:10 p.m., of lost radar and radio contact from the airplane. The MU-2B airplane was approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, when it last made contact.

Communication was reported to be lost at 24,000 feet with a speed of 300 knots.

The airplane departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at approximately 11 a.m., Monday, and also became overdue after failing to arrive in Titusville, Florida.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules airplane crew searched Monday for the overdue plane. A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules airplane and an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are searching Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber was also diverted to assist in the search.

Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are assisting in the search.