Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record – CNN.com


CNN — It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.The journey, months in the planning, would take the pair on a 26,500-mile odyssey, with 25 stops planned in 15 countries. The aim was to raise funds for a charity in Pakistan that helps poverty-stricken children go to school.Instead, the American teenager is now confirmed dead and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night.Haris had been due home in Indiana on Saturday, his sister Hiba Suleman told reporters Wednesday.His body has been recovered, she said. But their father, also a pilot, has not been found.

via Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record – CNN.com.

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