Missing MU-2 Located in the Bahamas

No survivors have been found, officials say.

Coast Guard
Debris has been recovered from a Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop that went missing on Monday during a flight from Puerto Rico to Florida.U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Tuesday that debris found floating in the water 15 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas came from a Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop that went missing on Monday during a flight from Puerto Rico to Florida.

The twin turboprop had departed Borinquen at 11 a.m. local time Monday on a flight to Titusville when it disappeared from Miami Center’s radar at approximately 2:20 p.m. local time. The airplane was then 37 miles east of Eleuthera cruising westbound at FL 240. Weather in the crash area has not been reported.

A Coast Guard news release said U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and the U.S. Air Force assisted in the 30-hour search before the first debris was located. No survivors have been recovered.

CNN reported the names of those aboard as Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin's two young sons. The aircraft was registered to Ithaca Consulting Inc. of Southhold, New York, and was believed to have been under the command of Ulrich.

The NTSB said an accident investigator has been assigned to the case.