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US Coast Guard Search For Overdue Airplane in Bahamas

Bahamas, May 17, 2017 – Eleuthera – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for an overdue aircraft 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Missing are Jennifer Blumin, from New York, Nathan Ulrich, from Lee, New Hampshire and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.

Watch standers with the Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control at 2:10 PM on Monday, of lost radar and radio contact from of an airplane approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera.

Communication was reported to be lost at 24,000 feet with a speed of 300 knots.

The airplane departed Puerto Rico at approximately 11 a.m on Monday, and also became overdue after failing to arrive in Titusville, Florida.

The Coast Guard continue to search for survivors after yesterday locating a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera.

Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are also assisting in the search.




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