Plane With New York CEO, 3 Others, Missing in Bahamas

Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the USA on board, including a prominent NY businesswoman and her two children.

The plane was en route from Puerto Rico to the small city of Titusville when authorities lost contact Monday.

The passengers on board the plane were identified as Jennifer Blumin, 40, of NY, and her 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules airplane crew searched Monday for the overdue plane.

The search area is about forty miles off the coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where the plane's last radio contact occurred.

Blumin is the CEO of the Skylight Group, a celebrated event venue development and management firm that's scored write-ups in The Observer and the NY Times.

According to the Coast Guard, watch standers received an alert at about 1:30 a.m. from the catamaran.

Pilot Nathan Ulrich, 42, who the Daily News describes as Blumin's "partner", was also onboard.

The company confirmed she and members of her family were on the plane in a statement. Communication was reported to be lost at 24,000 feet with a speed of 300 knots. Officials said it's unknown why the plane never made it to its destination.

"We are still searching for survivors", she said.

"There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", said Lt. Cmdr. Ulrich's father told the tabloid they're expecting to hear from the Coast Guard at 5 p.m. this evening.

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