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Debris found while hunting for small plane that vanished near Bahamas carrying NYC designer, her two kids

Search crews located a field of debris Tuesday while hunting for a small plane that vanished near the Bahamas carrying four people — including a well-known New York event space designer and her two sons, officials said.

The discovery was made about 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, sometime before 3 p.m. The search for survivors was continuing, the Coast Guard said.

Jennifer Blumin, 40, and her two young sons were heading to Florida from Puerto Rico when the aircraft disappeared from Miami Traffic Control’s radar about 2:10 p.m. Monday, officials said.

The twin-engine turboprop plane lost radio contact with the control tower some 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, officials and relatives said.

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The MU-2B plane was destined for the Florida town of Titusville after departing Borinquen about 11 a.m., officials said.

The plane was being piloted by Blumin’s partner Nathan Ulrich, 52, an engineer who was married to actress Rae Dawn Chong from 2011 to 2014.

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