Coast Guard continues search in Bermuda Triangle for plane with 4 aboard

The search for any survivors aboard a small plane that went missing Monday afternoon with a woman with connections to Southold and her young sons on board resumed Thursday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Part of a seat, an air intake plug and fuel from the plane were found Wednesday in a debris field in the Bermuda Triangle but Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall said in a telephone interview Thursday that no other debris has since been discovered.

Woodall said efforts are still being concentrated on finding survivors. He said that as of shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday a cutter used in the overnight search and a plane were deployed to canvass the area.

The twin-engine Mitsubishi MU-2B turboprop aircraft bound for Florida from Puerto Rico was carrying Manhattan CEO Jennifer Blumin, 40, her sons Phineas, 4, and Theodore, 3, and pilot Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee, New Hampshire.

Communications were lost on Monday afternoon while the plane was about 37 miles east of Eleuthera, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the debris field about 15 miles east of Eleuthera, the Bahamas, early Wednesday that yielded “confirmed components” of the type from the missing small plane.

The Coast Guard has hunted for the plane since Miami air traffic control reported it had lost radio and radar contact at 2:10 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, about 3:30…

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