Coast Guard Searching For Missing MU-2 (Corrected)
The Coast Guard said late Tuesday that is has spotted debris in the water near where a missing Mitsubishi MU-2B is believed to have disappeared on Monday. The flight was en route from Puerto Rico to Florida when controllers lost radar contact with it 15 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Onboard the aircraft was the pilot, Nathan Ulrich, CEO of the Skylight Group, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Blumin. Also aboard were believed to be Blumin's two young children. Blumin founded Skylight Studios, which refurbishes derelict buildings and turns them into event spaces. Ulrich is the founder and co-owner of Xootr, a manufacturer of kick scooters and folding bicycles.
The debris was sighted about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday by a Coast Guard helicopter. However, the agency did not confirm that it came from the missing MU-2. The airplane was cruising westbound at FL 240 on Monday morning when it dropped out of radar contact. No significant weather was reported in the area and ATC reported no distress call. A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the scene on Tuesday afternoon.