A plane has disappeared in the fabled Bermuda Triangle with two children, their mother and a friend on board. Miami Traffic Control lost contact with the plane, carrying Jennifer Blumin, Nathan Ulrich and Blumin’s two sons aged four and 10, at about 2.10pm on Monday.

It vanished 37 miles east of the Bahamas, in the spot where the legendary Bermuda Triangle is said to be. The pilot’s last transmission said the plane was at an altitude of 24,000 feet and going at a speed of 300 knots. All four of the people on board are from New York and the plane was last known to be east of the island of Eleuthera.

The plane left Borinquen, Puerto Rico, about 11 a.m. Monday and was destined for Titusville, Florida. The Coast Guard searched between Florida and the Bahamas for the plane yesterday but did not find it. Ulrich is said to have been piloting the plane and a search with the help of Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has begun again today, officials said.