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Plane Carrying Hudson Valley Native, Designer Goes Missing Near Bahamas

Jennifer Blumin, 40, a Tarrytown native.
Jennifer Blumin, 40, a Tarrytown native. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

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A search is under way Tuesday for the private plane carrying a Westchester native and New York City event space designer, her two young boys and a pilot after the aircraft disappeared near the Bahamas, officials said.

Aboard the twin-engine plane were 40-year-old Jennifer Blumin, a Tarrytown native, and her sons, ages 3 and 4, as well as the pilot. Blumin is the CEO and founder of Skylight Group, a Manhattan firm that finds venues for top fashion shows.

A debris field discovered in the Bahamas has not been confirmed to be from the missing plane, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard search started after Miami air traffic control lost radar and radio contact with the plane shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“We can confirm that the plane carrying Jennifer Blumin and members of her family has gone missing after taking off from Puerto Rico yesterday,” Skyline Group said in a statement, according to Newsday . “Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”

Blumin was in a relationship with New York City architect James Ramsey, the father of her two children and the head designer of the RAAD Studio, according to a New York Times feature.

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