Coast Guard searches for MU-2B near Bahamas

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:10pm, air traffic controllers in Miami, FL lost radar and radio contact with a Mitsubishi MU-2B airplane. At the time of lost contact, the plane was estimated to be approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas at an elevation of 24,000 feet and a speed of 300 knots.

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for the plane and the occupants after locating a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas on Tuesday. The Coast Guard is being assisted in the search by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Royal Bahamas Defense Force. The airplane departed from Borinquen, Puerto Rico and was en route to Titusville, Florida.

Missing are New York city residents Jennifer Blumin, her 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons, and pilot Nathan Ulrich from Lee, New Hampshire.

Kreindler attorneys have handled several cases involving the Mitsubishi MU2 aircraft. Notably, Kreindler partners Brian Alexander and Frank Fleming successfully obtained settlements for the families against most defendants, including the manufacturer of the aircraft following a 1996 Mitsubishi MU2 crash in Utah that killed several Coca Cola Company and advertising agency executives.