Plane of Father-Son Duo Crashes During World-Spanning Flight; Son’s Body Recovered

The plane of a father and son who planned to fly around the world has crashed. Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris took off last month on a world-spanning journey to raise money for charity. They'd planned to spend 30 days flying to cities around the world including London and Istanbul. (WXIN)

The plane of a father and son who planned to fly around the world has crashed. Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris took off last month on a world-spanning journey to raise money for charity. They’d planned to spend 30 days flying to cities around the world including London and Istanbul. (WXIN)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The plane of a father and son who planned to fly around the world has crashed, family friends tell FOX59.

Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris took off last month on a world-spanning journey to raise money for charity. They’d planned to spend 30 days flying to cities around the world including London and Istanbul.

Their aircraft went down just after takeoff from Pago Pago in American Samoa. The crash happened about a mile away from the end of the runway and the plane went into the water.

Friends said crews recovered the body of Haris, who was going to be a senior at Plainfield High School. His father is still considered missing and crews have not yet found him.

Friends tell FOX59 that the plane did send a distress call.

This is a developing story, for more information check out FOX59.

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