Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 4:17 PM

   PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight.
 
   Coast Guard spokesman Gene Maestas in Honolulu says portions of the single-engine plane's fuselage were recovered Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of American Samoa.
 
   The body of 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman was found shortly after Tuesday's crash.
 
   Maestes says crews are still searching for the body of 58-year-old Babar Suleman, who was traveling with his son.
 
   Haris Suleman had hoped to set the record for the fastest circumnavigation around the world in a single-engine airplane with the youngest pilot in command.
 
   The Sulemans left Indiana on June 19 and were expected to arrive back in the states Saturday.
 

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