Pakistani-American Haris Suleman's aircraft crashes into sea

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The plane of seventeen-year-old American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman, who were attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, has crashed into the Pacific, DawnNews reported.

A family member confirmed that the body of Haris Suleman has been recovered by rescue teams. Babar Suleman has not been found at the time of writing.

The Sulemans had undertaken the challenge in a bid to raise money to help educate Pakistan’s poor children.

They were being supported in their endeavor by the Citizen’s Foundation (TCF).

They started their journey from Plainfield, Indiana, in the US, on June 19, and visited Canada, Iceland, England, Greece, Egypt and the UAE before reaching Pakistan.

The last leg of the trip included Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, American Samoa, Kiribati, Hawaii and California, which they had intended to cover by July 20.

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http://www.dawn.com/news/1121138/pakistani-american-haris-sulemans-aircraft-crashes-into-sea

May Allah Bless his soul.

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The young pilot had said that he was not doing this for records. “I am doing this to raise $1 million for The Citizen’s Foundation schools. I am associated with a TCF chapter in Indiana called Seeds of Learning,” he had said.

Babar Suleman, who hailed from a family of pilots and happened to be the younger brother of retired Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Rao Qamar Suleman, said that he also had an older son and daughter who didn’t fly. “Haris is my youngest and he takes after me,” he had said proudly.

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http://www.dawn.com/news/1121215/young-pilot-raising-funds-for-education-dies-in-plane-crash

RIP.............

Sad to hear....

Cause of crash not established yet?

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Cause of crash not established yet?

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No, but tributes are pouring in. http://www.dawn.com/news/1121318/captain-haris-suleman-tribute-to-a-young-hero

His twitter status is really moving

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Ur Captain Speakin'
<a href="https://twitter.com/HarisPls" rel="external nofollow">@<span>HarisPls</span></a>

I'm probably flying right now.

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"Probably flying right now" :(