Coast Guard searching for plane that vanished near Bahamas

A small plane carrying a Manhattan CEO with ties to Southold, her two young sons, and a New Hampshire man on a flight to Florida from Puerto Rico has been missing since Monday, officials said on Tuesday.

The people on board the plane were identified as Jennifer Blumin of NY and Nathan Ulrich of Lee, New Hampshire along with his two sons.

"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Lt. Cmdr.

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

Two cutters, a helicopter and an airplane have been dispatched to the area to search for Hellman. Original report of 10 and 4 was incorrect.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are part of the search force, the Coast Guard said.

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Blumin owned the plane through a consulting company she owned, according to New York State and aviation records.

"Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time", a Skylight Group spokesperson said. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman.

The plane, which took from Puerto Rico, was last detected Monday traveling near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas at around 24,000 feet, according to The New York Post.

Ulrich's brother told reporters Ulrich is an "experienced pilot", and ex-wife, actress Rae Dawn Chong, says he's a PhD and mechanical engineer.

The Coast Guard launched a search by air and water.

"I am sad and in shock", she wrote.

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