Teen Pilot Dies In Plane Crash On Round-The-World Charity Flight

Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman is dead after his single engine plane went down around Pago Pago, American Samoa, on Tuesday night. His father, who was accompanying his son on the trip, is still missing.

Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman and his father were on a 30-day, potentially record-breaking flight around the world to raise money for building schools in Pakistan when their plane went down in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

According to Haris' Twitter account, the two were on their way from Pago Pago to Hawaii.

No fuel in Kiritimati, going from New Caledonia to Pago Pago, then direct Hawaii. That's about 21 hours of flying in two days.

The father-son team took off in mid-June, and were in the middle of their month-long voyage around the world. The teenage pilot was trying to become the youngest person to fly around the world in a single-engine plane in 30 days.

Halfway home (2 weeks)! But this is when the flight legs get a LOT longer! Praying for some tailwinds! #Worldin30

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the crash.

NTSB is investigating today’s accident in Pago Pago, American Samoa involving a Beech A36 Bonanza.

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