Indiana teen dead, dad missing after crash ends world flight bid

July 23, 2014 9:03 PM

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Indiana teen dead, dad missing after crash ends world flight bid

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A teenager from Plainfield, Indiana, who was trying to fly around the world in 30 days, is dead and his father is missing after their small plane crashed on Tuesday night near American Samoa, an official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Haris Suleman, 17, and his father Babar were attempting a flight around the globe in a single-engine plane to raise funds for schools in Pakistan, according to a website where followers could track their progress.

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