PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- 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.
Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.
"Why does any explorer undertake the necessary risks in order to accomplish their dream? Because that person has a drive, they have a focus, and they have a need to explore that dream," he wrote in a July 15 blog for The Huffington Post.
That dream turned to tragedy Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean en route from American Samoa to Honolulu. Crews recovered Haris' body but were still searching for 58-year-old Babar Suleman on Wednesday.
As plans for welcome-home celebrations shifted to mourning, family and friends defended the father-son team and their mission, saying they had known the dangers when they set out to break a record while raising money to help build schools in Babar Suleman's native Pakistan.