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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Plane goes missing in Bermuda Triangle

A plane carrying a family of four has gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle.

The twin-engine MU-2B was flying from Puerto Rico when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.

It was east of the island of Eleuthera, an island which forms part of the Bahamas archipelago, which is inside the infamous Bermuda Triangle.

Four people from New York, including two children were onboard the plane.

They had been flying from Puerto Rico to Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida, but never made it to their destination.

Those onboard have been identified as Nathan Ulrich and Jennifer Blumin, along with her four-year-old and 10-year-old sons.

Their plane was at about 24,000feet when air traffic control lost contact.

Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman, said: “There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time.”

The flight came from Puerto Rico and was due to land in Titusville yesterday

Coast Guard aircraft were searching along with Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force about 40 miles east of Eleuthera.

A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the area and is expected to arrive later today to arrive with the search.

The Bahamas are inside the Bermuda Triangle which has three vertices, in Miami, Florida, San Juan in Puerto Rico and in the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda.

It is estimated to cover an area ranging from 500,000 sq mi to 1,510,000 sq mi.

Several planes and ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle, with differing explanations including paranormal.

However, most experts have put the disasters down to natural compass variations, the Gulf Stream, violent weather or human error.

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