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US Coast Guard Finds Teen's Pilot's Plane Wreckage

The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight. A C-130 pilot spotted sections of the plane's fuselage and other aircraft components last night in a remote section of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of American Samoa. 17-year-old Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman were onboard trying to break a flight record and raise money to build schools in Pakistan. The plane crashed Tuesday night and the boy's body was recovered Wednesday, but there's still no sign of his father. The plane went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa. The two indicated on their website said they planned to stopover on Christmas Island and reach Hawaii Wednesday. 

 

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