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A New York City CEO is missing after her plane vanished over the Bermuda Triangle. On May 16, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a press release saying that Jennifer Blumin, 40, the CEO of the Skylight Group, was missing along with her two sons, Phineas and Theodore, as well as man named Nathan Ulrich, 52.
At 2:10 p.m. on May 15 the Miami Air Traffic Control center lost contact with Blumin’s plane, an MU-2B aircraft, while it was 37 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. On May 16, the coast guard announced that debris had been found 15 miles east of Eleuthera.
The plane had left Borinquen in Puerto Rico at 11 a.m. and had been due to land in Titusville, Florida. The coast guard, United States Customs and Border Patrol as well as the Royal Bahamas Defense Forces are involved in the search for Blumin. The U.S. Coast Guard says that Ulrich, from Lee, New Hampshire, was piloting the plane.
The Mitsubishi MU-2 plane has been dogged by safety concerns over the years. In 2004, the International Aviation Safety Authority published a report on the plane titled, “The Deadliest Turboprop Ever?” While Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo made a statement in 2008 saying, “How many more people need to die … in order for Mitsubishi to recall this aircraft?” A Flying Magazine feature on the aircraft asked if the crashes associated with the planes were due to bad piloting. The plane has been involved in accidents that have claimed the lives of nearly 400 people over the last 50 years.