World flight attempt ends as Indiana teen’s plane crashes

LOS ANGELES: A teenage US pilot attempting to set a round-the-world flight record died Wednesday in a Pacific Ocean crash that also killed his father, the charity he was trying to raise money for said. The body of Harris Suleman has been found while search was underway for the recovery of his father’s body. According to US media, the coast guards have informed the family of the deceased. Harris was accompanied by his father on their mission to circumvent the globe to raise funds for charity and visited Karachi as well earlier this month. The single engine plane flown by Haris Suleman, 17, an American of Pakistani origin, went down in American Samoa, according to The Citizens Foundation, an organisation promoting quality education for disadvantaged youth. “We just found out two-and-a-half hours ago, we are devastated,” said Daniel Moorani, director of the American branch of the international nonprofit group, paying tribute to the teen as “a magnificent young man.” At the time of the crash Suleman had been attempting to become the youngest pilot ever to complete the journey. 

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