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Memorial service scheduled to honor crash victims

Memorial service scheduled in American Samoa to honor Indiana father, son whose plane crashed

Memorial service scheduled to honor crash victims

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- A memorial service at sea will be held for a 17-year-old pilot from Indiana and his father, whose plane crashed during an around-the-world flight attempt.

American Samoa's lieutenant governor is expected to lead the 2 p.m. Sunday service, which includes throwing a wreath at sea to remember Haris Suleman and his father, Babar.

The service will be held at the site where searchers believe the plane may have gone down.

Haris Suleman's body was recovered shortly after Tuesday's crash. Crews are still searching for his father.

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. His journey was also a fundraiser to help build schools in his father's native Pakistan.


Updated : 2021-03-08 00:49 GMT+08:00