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.