Two adults and two toddlers were missing after their plane disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle Monday. The Coast Guard found debris Wednesday that might have come from the plane, including an aircraft seat.
The plane contained New Hampshire pilot Nathan Ulrich, 52, prominent New York City CEO Jennifer Blum, 40, and her two young sons, ages 3 and 4. The Mitsubishi twin-engine turboprop was returning to Florida from Puerto Rico Monday afternoon when Miami Air Traffic Control lost radar and radio contact with the plane three hours into the flight.
“There’s no indication of significant adverse weather at the time,” Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesperson, told the Associated Press the day the family went missing.
Blumin, the CEO of Skylight event planning in Manhattan, was celebrating Mother’s Day in Puerto Rico. The plane, which Blumin herself owned, took off from Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico at 11:08 Monday. The Coast Guard said it found a field of debris about 15 miles east of Eluethra, Bahamas Wednesday but would continue its search for any survivors.
“They recovered a flew things to ID and help the investigation,” Coast Guard spokesman Eric Woodall said, according to the New York Post. “We’re searching as long as we think we can find them alive.”
The pilot, Nathan Ulrich, was an Ivy-League educated Coast Guard auxilarist who had previously been married to Rae Dawn Chong, the daughter of Cheech and Chong’s Tommy Chong.
“My ex-hubby’s (Nathan Ulrich) plane is missing over the Bermuda Triangle,” she tweeted. “I am sad and in shock. So send prayers to his family. Thanks.”
“Right now we’re still detailing with the uncertainty,” Ulrich’s father told the New York Post. “We have nothing other than they’re still searching.”
Ulrich’s brother said the lack of news didn’t bode well but that he was holding out hope.
“I hope he’s treading water somewhere in the Caribbean,” Walter Ulrich told the…