Relatives of the couple who went missing in the Bermuda Triangle said Tuesday they are frantic with worry.
The missing pilot, Nathan Ulrich, is the former husband of actress Rae Dawn Chong.
“We’re waiting for the Coast Guard to tell us whether our grandchildren and our children are alive,” said a distraught man answering the phone at the home of the parents of the missing woman, Jennifer Blumin, in Tarrytown.
“We’re waiting with bated breath for the Coast Guard to call.”
Blumin, her two young sons and pilot boyfriend Ulrich went missing in the small plane Monday near the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Ulrich’s father told The Post through tears, “I’m afraid it’s a little hard to talk about it.
“Right now, we’re still dealing with the uncertainty. We have nothing other than they’re still searching and haven’t found any definitive evidence of any kind one way or the other. We’re expecting to hear from the Coast Guard with a general report at 5 p.m.”
Chong, the daughter of Cheech & Chong’s Tommy Chong, tweeted, “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.”
She told The Post, “We’re all in massive shock.
“He’s a really, really, really good pilot,” she said of her ex. “For him to be missing, that’s not good.”
The pilot’s brother, Walter Ulrich, 48, of Manhattan said he’s trying to remain optimistic.
“I hope he’s treading water somewhere in the Caribbean,” Walter Ulrich said. “He’s an experienced pilot.”
Still, “it doesn’t look good right now.”
Rae Dawn Chong described her ex-spouse as “totally by the book, instrument-rated.
“He’s a Ph.D., a mechanical engineer,” she said. “This is a bummer. I’m very concerned.”
Rae Dawn Chong said she met Blumin through her ex, with whom she is still friendly.
“I love him,” she said. “He’s a really kind person, and [Blumin] is an adorable woman, and the kids are great.
“He was happy, and they were great.
“She’s a really good mother,’’ she added of Blumin.
The plane, which Blumin appears to own, was headed from Puerto Rico to Titusville on the northeast coast of Florida at the time.
Credit: NY Post