A private plane carrying a New York City woman, her two young children and a pilot, has vanished en route to Florida from Puerto Rico, according to reports. The trip began in Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at about 11 a.m., the Coast Guard said, and the travelers were headed for Titusville, Florida.
On the plane were New Yorkers Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich, along with Blumin's sons, age 4 and 10.
The Coast Guard has been searching for the plane since Miami air traffic control reported it had lost radio and radar contact at 2:10 p.m.
Debris and an oil slick were spotted east of Eleuthera but authorities were still trying to determine whether it came from the missing plane, according to Marilyn Fajardo, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami.
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.
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"Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time", the company said. Skylight confirmed Blumin and members of her family were on the plane in a statement. Blumin and her sons live in NY. Officials said it's unknown why the plane never made it to its destination.
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