A plane carrying a New York City event space designer, her two young sons and a New Hampshire pilot vanished in the Bermuda Triangle on Monday. Rescuers have been scouring hundreds of square miles of ocean looking for signs of the plane for three days now.
According to NBC New York, debris that appeared to be from a plane and an oil slick was spotted in the search area on Tuesday afternoon. Coast Guard officials brought it ashore for identification.
Officials said that 40-year-old Jennifer Blumin's twin-engine MU-2B was east of Bermuda on Monday when air traffic control lost radar and radio contact with it. The plane was headed to the northeastern coast of Florida from Puerto Rico. The MU-2B was at 24,000 feet when air traffic control lost contact, but authorities claim adverse weather was not a factor according to NBC New York.
Blumin is founder and CEO of Skylight Group, which provides event space around New York City, particularly in the fashion industry.
A 2014 New York Times article has stated that, "if you have attended runway shows for Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung or Edun, or been to parties for the Whitney Museum of American Art or Google product debuts, you’ve been to an event held with the Skylight Group."
On board along with Blumin were her two sons, aged 3 and 4, and 52-year-old Nathan Ulrich of Lee, New Hampshire. Ulrich was a Coast Guard Auxiliarist out of Air Station Cape Cod from 2005 to 2014. He is the ex-husband of actress Rae Dawn Chong, known for her roles in "The Color Purple" and "Commando."
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