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Teen pilot found dead

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An Indiana teen, who was flying around the world with his father, was killed when their plane crashed in the South Pacific. (Source: NBC) An Indiana teen, who was flying around the world with his father, was killed when their plane crashed in the South Pacific. (Source: NBC)

(NBC) An Indiana teen who was trying to become the youngest to fly around the world in 30 days in a single engine plane died Wednesday in a crash off the coast of American Samoa.

Haris Suleman's, 17, body has been recovered.

The father and son team took off on their journey in mid-June to raise awareness and money for the Citizens Foundation.

"It was for a noble cause, it was for building schools, for kids in impoverished communities," said Azher Khan, a family friend.

The pair was able to raise more than half a million dollars for the cause along the way.

According to the Suleman family, the plane's black box has not been recovered but investigators are able to hear its emergency pings.

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