Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

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News Release  

May 16, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: (305) 415-6683
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Coast Guard searching for overdue airplane 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for an overdue aircraft 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

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

Watch standers with the Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control at 2:10 p.m., Monday, of lost radar and radio contact from of a MU-2B airplane approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera. 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.

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