Nathan Ulrich who is the founder of Xootr is reportedly missing. His plane that he was reportedly flying has reportedly crashed and its wreckage found by the US Coast Guard officials.
Media reports suggest that the plane vanished some 37 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Some reports suggest that the plane went missing over dreaded Bermuda Triangle.
A former husband of well-known actress Rae Dawn Chong, he was the fourth passenger of a plane that had Jennifer Blumin and her two young sons onboard. 52-year old Nathan Ulrich was reportedly dating Jennifer Blumin, a New York City based businesswoman and the CEO of Skylight Group.
Media reports suggest that the small aircraft had departed from Borinquen in Puerto Rico at 11 a.m. and had been due to land in Titusville, Florida. Officials of the United States Customs and Border Patrol are involved in intensive search of the missing plane. Reports suggest that several boats and planes have been deployed to search for the plane and its occupants.
Ulrich who hails from Lee, New Hampshire, and is a consummate pilot was piloting the aircraft. His father says that he cannot believe that this has happened to his son.
In the meantime, his ex wife, Rae Dawn Chong, in a tweet asked her followers to pray for his good health. “My ex-hubby’s (Nathan Ulrich) plane is missing over the Bermuda Triangle. I am sad and in shock. So send prayers to his family. Thanks” said the actress.
The two got married in the year 2011. In the meantime, while updating media about the search operation, Lt. Commander Ryan Kelly of the U.S. Coast Guard said, “There’s no indication of significant adverse weather at the time.” The station says that the plane is owned by a company named Ithaca Consulting in Southhold, New York. The CEO of that company is Jennifer Blumin.
Nathan Ulrich is an old techie who has dabbled in many high-tech products. Reports suggest that his products had fascinated a man who could be toughest to impress, Steve Jobs, Apple founder. In January 1999, Ulrich, along with his brother, Karl, and Tom Milner, created Xootr, a line high end folding scooters for adults that were “not a geek thing,” according to Fast Company. The idea was Karl Ulrich’s and the prototype was created by Nathan Ulrich. The scooter was described as “Rolls-Royce of scooters.” While the Penn Gazette says that Steve Jobs used one, as did Tom Brady, Uma Thurman and Jimmy Carter. That same feature notes that the brother’s second venture, a 2001 motorized scooter, Voloci, failed.