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Indiana Teen Dies While Trying To Fly Around The World

The 17-year-old from Plainfield and his father were trying to fly around the world in a single-engine jet in 30 days.

Haris Suleman and his father

Photo: Network Indiana/Courtesy of the Suleman family

Haris Suleman and his father stand next to the plane they took on their attempt to fly around the world.

A Plainfield teen who was attempting to fly around the world has crashed in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

The body of 17-year old Haris Suleman has been recovered, but the body of his father Babar, has not yet been found.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash that happened shortly after takeoff Wednesday.

Haris was attempting to become the youngest person to fly around the world in a single-engine plane in 30 days. The father-son team left the Greenwood, Indiana airport just days after Haris finished his junior year of high school.

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