Plane goes down in Bermuda Triangle with children onboard
- Author: Leroy Wright May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 6:31
Debris that appeared to be from a plane and an oil slick was spotted Tuesday afternoon in the search area east of Eleuthera but authorities were still trying to determine whether it came from the missing plane, said Lt. Cmdr. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, the CEO of event planner Skylight Group, her 4- and 3-year-old sons and boyfriend Nathan Ulrich, of New Hampshire.
"I hope he's treading water somewhere in the Caribbean", Walter Ulrich said.
Ulrich was listed as the pilot but it was not known who was flying it at the time, Kelley said.
Blumin has become well-known for her design firm Skylight Studios, which finds defunct locations around New York City and transforms them into elegant event spaces.
The MU-2B airplane departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at about 11am Monday (local time) and became overdue after failing to arrive in Titusville, Florida.
Authorities made a heartbreaking discovery on Tuesday during the desperate search for Ulrich, Blumin, and her sons, ages four and three.
The plane was travelling at a speed of about 300 knots and was over 7000 metres above the ground when it lost contact with air traffic control, the Coast Guard said.
"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", a Coast Guard spokesman told ABC news.
Mr Ulrich is a mechanical engineer and the founder of Xootr, a manufacturer of folding kick scooters.
Oh my goodness, is the Bermuda Triangle the real thing?
The couple's renovated Tribeca loft was featured on an episode of "Open House NYC" in 2015. The United States Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are aiding in the search and rescue mission, the Daily Mail reports.
The Bermuda Triangle is a notorious hotspot for aviation and boating incidents, with hundreds of disappearances reported since its conception in the 1950s.
The famed Bermuda Triangle stretches between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, covering roughly 710,000 sq kilometres of the North Atlantic.