The U.S. Coast Guard said it has located a debris field believed to be the wreckage of a Florida-bound plane with four people on board, including a prominent NY businesswoman and her two children, that went missing in the Bahamas after leaving Puerto Rico.
The alarm was raised after the plane, which left from Puerto Rico in the afternoon, never arrived at its destination in Titusville, Florida.
Jennifer Blumin, 40, founder and chief executive of the NY fashion event organizer Skylight Group, was aboard the twin-engine MU-2B along with her 4- and 10-year-old sons when the plane fell off radar Monday, Skylight confirmed.
Two cutters, a helicopter and an airplane have been dispatched to the area to search for Hellman.
Assisting the Coast Guard in the search, which began by air on Monday, were the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.More news: Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn
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Blumin is founder and CEO of Skylight Group, an event space firm.
- USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast)#Update #Correction Nathan Ulrich is from Lee, New Hampshire. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman. Original report of 10 and 4 was incorrect. Their plane, tail number N220N, was at about 24,000 feet when air traffic control lost contact.
"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Lt. Cmdr.
Jennifer Blumin at a benefit concert in New York City in May 2010.
Ulrich also is the ex-husband of actor Rae Dawn Chong, daughter of Tommy Chong, who tweeted about his disappearance.